Recasting the Nation in Twentieth-Century Argentina tackles the meaning of "the nation" by looking to the geographical, ideological, and political peripheries of society.
What it means to be Argentine has long consumed writers, political leaders, and many others. For almost two centuries prominent figures have defined national values while looking out from the urban centers of the country and above all Buenos Aires. They have described the nation in terms of urban experience and, secondarily, by surrounding frontiers; they have focused on the country’s European heritage and advanced an entangled vision of race and space. The chapters in this book take a dynamic new approach. While scholars and political leaders have routinely ignored the country’s many peripheries, the Argentine nation cannot be reasonably understood without them. Those on the margins also defined core tenets of the nation.
This volume will be vital reading for those interested in how Latin American societies emerged over the past two centuries and for those curious about how ideas outside of the mainstream come to define national identities.
Recasting the Nation in Twentieth Century Argentina
by Benjamin Bryce and David M.K. Sheinin
Cultural Pluralism Written in Stone: Ethnic Monuments in the 1910 Argentine Centennial
by Benjamin Bryce
Modest Pleasures: Shopping and the Formation of the Middle-Class Consumer, 1913-1940
Donna J. Guy
Questioning the Binary: Two Women’s Tortuous Journeys to the Other Side of the Political Barricades, 1919-1946
Sandra McGee Deutsch
The Mines of Trapalanda in Our Souls: Race, Space, and Myth in National Identity
Carolyne L. Ryan
"Nuestras Malvinas": Nation and Territory in Argentine Traveler Accounts, 1936-1971
Third World Argentina: Seventies Activism, Surveillance, and the Politics of National Comparison
The Year Censorship Broke: Public Criticism and the Cultural Battle for a New Argentina, 1980-1981
David M. K. Sheinin
Sexuality, Citizenship, and Nation in Argentina’s Transition to Democracy
The Congreso Pedagógico: Church, State, and Education in Post-Dictatorship Argentina, 1983-1991
National Imagination and Periodization in Modern Argentine History