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Dr Christopher Ealham

Formerly at Lancaster University

Christopher Ealham

Research Interests

Dr. Ealham's research to date has focussed on the social, political and cultural dimensions of the four decades of crisis that preceded the Spanish civil war and the revolution of 1936-7. He is especially interested in left-wing and revolutionary movements, particularly Spain's mass anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist movements. He is also interested in the way that space and memory affect social protest. He is currently working on a social history of Spanish migrants in the United States of America, c.1855-1945.

Recent Publications

  • '"Myths" and the Spanish Civil War', Journal of Contemporary History, 42 (2007), 365-76.
  • 'La calle como memoria y conflicto (Barcelona, 1914-1923)', Historia, Antropología y Fuentes Orales 34 (2005), pp. 115-136.
  • With Mike Richards (eds.), The Splintering of Spain: New Historical Perspectives on the Spanish Civil War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
  • The introductions: 'The History of a History' (vol. 1, pp. i-xiv) and 'The Life and Struggles of José Peirats' (vol. 2, pp. i-xxxi), in José Peirats, The CNT in the Spanish Revolution, 2 vols. (Hastings: Christie Books, 2001, 2005).
  • 'An "Imagined Geography": Ideology, Urban Space and Protest in the Creation of Barcelona's "Chinatown", c.1835-1936', International Review of Social History, 50 (2005), pp. 373-397.
  • 'The Myth of the "Maddened Crowd": Class, Culture and Space in the Revolutionary Urbanist Project in Barcelona, 1936-7', in Chris Ealham and Mike Richards (eds.), The Splintering of Spain (Cambridge, 2005).
  • Class, Culture and Conflict in Barcelona, 1898-1937 (London: Routledge 2004). Trs. into Spanish as La lucha por Barcelona: Clase, conflicto y cultura, 1898-1937 (Madrid, 2005).
  • 'The Crisis of Organised Labour: The Battle for Hegemony in the Barcelona Workers' Movement, 1930-1936', in Angel Smith (ed.), Red Barcelona (London, 2002), pp. 88-107.
  • 'Class and the City: Spatial Memories of Pleasure and Danger in Barcelona, 1914-23', Oral History 29 (2001), 33-47.
  • 'La "gimnasia revolucionaria" y el paro: limitaciones de la utopia anarquista en España, 1931-1937', Historiar, 5 (2000), 134-55.

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