Peronism, as scholars of Argentina’s most profound political movement readily acknowledge, is one of the most thoroughly examined topics in Latin American history. Scholars have been fascinated not only by the enduring legacy of Juan and Evita Perón in Argentina, but also the manner in which Peronism seems to embody some deeper character of all of Latin America. Peronism signifies more than changes in the “rules of the game” in the economic and political sense, but also in the way we talk about the game and understand the players — in a word, culture. While the study of cultural history has gained respectability over the years, the cultural history of political movements, especially Peronism, has been relatively neglected. The new collection edited by Matthew Karush and Oscar Chamosa takes an important step toward closing that scholarly gap, bringing together a diverse array of...
Book Review| November 01 2011
The New Cultural History of Peronism: Power and Identity in Mid-Twentieth-Century Argentina
The New Cultural History of Peronism: Power and Identity in Mid-Twentieth-Century Argentina. Edited by Karush, Matthew B.; Chamosa, Oscar.
Duke University Press,
309pp. , $23.95. , $89.95.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2011) 91 (4): 725–726.
Gregory Hammond; The New Cultural History of Peronism: Power and Identity in Mid-Twentieth-Century Argentina. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 November 2011; 91 (4): 725–726. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-1416864
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