Peronism, Argentina's most distinctive, resilient, and protean political movement, continues to attract and challenge scholars from a range of disciplines. In recent years, one of the most productive areas of inquiry has been cultural history, as a new generation of historians has shifted the focus away from labor unions, political discourse, and intellectual genealogy and onto such topics as education, leisure, recreation, and consumption. In this new entry to the field, historian Ezequiel Adamovsky and musicologist Esteban Buch trace the origins and shifting meanings of three of the movement's most recognizable symbols: the Peronist march or anthem, the Peronist coat of arms, and the bombo, or bass drum. Thorough, insightful, and at times quite surprising, the book represents a significant contribution.

La marchita, el escudo y el bombo is really a collection of three freestanding, single-authored essays: Adamovsky wrote the pieces...

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