If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

‘As solid as the Rock’? Place, belonging and the local appropriation of imperial discourse in Gibraltar

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Download / Buy Article:

Abstract:

Although imperialism is firmly on the geographical agenda at present, rarely does the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar feature, even though it is the only remaining formal colony in Europe. Seized in 1704, Gibraltar has come to stand as a symbol of British imperial resilience, a status encapsulated by the phrase ‘as solid as the Rock’. The paper explores how such a place-based imperial discourse has served to marginalize the civilian population and yet, paradoxically, has been appropriated locally to articulate a distinctive sense of belonging. More generally, the paper considers how a surviving colony such as Gibraltar, with its apparently loyal population, complicates postcolonial categories, periodizations and assumptions.

Keywords: Gibraltar; analysis; belonging; contemporary imperialism; discourse; postcolonialism place

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2005.00161x

Affiliations: Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey TW20 0EX, Email: d.lambert@rhul.ac.uk

Publication date: June 1, 2005

Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more