Third World Imaginaries

The Anti-Cold War Left: Transforming Third World Imaginaries at the Local Level in Spain, 1968-1986, European History Quarterly, Accepted for Publication.

This article contributes to recent scholarly efforts to reassess the history of Third Worldism in Europe during the Cold War. Focusing on anti-Cold War activists who mobilized through and beyond the long-1960s in the Spanish city of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, the article demonstrates how local communities drew meaning from and projecting meaning onto the Third World to help them understand domestic conditions under the Francoist dictatorship, find common ground during the transition to democracy, and carve out a new role for Spanish democracy on European and global stages based on the collective values of neutrality, solidarity, and participation.