Dignifying Argentina: Peronism, citizenship, and mass consumption

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During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American countries witnessed unprecedented struggles over the terms of national sovereignty, civic participation, and social justice. Nowhere was this more visible than in Peronist Argentina (1946-1955), where Juan and Eva Perón led the region's largest populist movement in pursuit of new political hopes and material desires. Eduardo Elena considers this transformative moment from a fresh perspective by exploring the intersection of populism and mass consumption. He argues that Peronist actors redefined national citizenship around expansive promises of a vida digna (dignified life), which encompassed not only the satisfaction of basic wants, but also the integration of working Argentines into a modern consumer society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages332
ISBN (Print)9780822961703
StatePublished - 2011

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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