Mañana es San Perón

Mañana es San Perón

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The regime of Juan PerA³n is one of the most studied topics of Argentina's contemporary history. This new booka€”an English translation of a highly popular, critically acclaimed Spanish language editiona€”provides a new perspective on the intriguing Argentinian leader. Mariano Plotkin's cultural approach makes PerA³n's popularity understandable because it goes beyond PerA³n's charismatic appeal and analyzes the PerA³nist mechanisms used to generate political consent and mass mobilization. MaApana es San PerA³n is the first book to focus on the cultural and symbolic dimensions of PerA³nism and populism. Plotkin also presents important material for the study of populism and the modern state in this region. MaApana es San PerA³n explores the creation of myths, symbols, and rituals which constituted the PerA³nist political imagery. This political imagery was not designed to reinforce the legitimacy of a political system defined in abstract terms, but to assure the undisputed loyalty of different sectors of society to the PerA³nist government and to PerA³n himself. The evolution of the institutional framework that made the creation of this symbolic apparatus possible is also discussed. This well-researched book shows the methods designed by the PerA³nist regime to broaden its social base through the incorporation and activation of groups which had traditionally occupied a marginalized position within the political system-non-union workers, women, and the poor. Plotkin investigates how PerA³n used the education system to build his popularity. He examines the public assistance programs financed through the Eva PerA³n Foundation, and demonstrates how they were used to politicize women for the first time. He explains how Eva PerA³n and the PerA³nist regime not only tried to gain the support of women as voters but also as potential 'missionaries' who would spread the PerA³nist word in the privacy of their homes. This well-written and engaging account of one of Latin America's most colorful and appealing leaders is an excellent resource on Argentina and Latin American history and politics.... University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973), 85. I almost none of the highly placed personnel within the educational. 23. Decree 26, 941/47, April 9, 1947. 24. This text is taken from the introduction to the decree. 25. Although tuition feesanbsp;...

Title:Mañana es San Perón
Author:Mariano Ben Plotkin
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2002-10-01


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