The Age of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality from Perón to Videla

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UNC Press Books, Apr 28, 2014 - 354 páginas
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This social and cultural history of Argentina's "long sixties" argues that the nation's younger generation was at the epicenter of a public struggle over democracy, authoritarianism, and revolution from the mid-twentieth century through the ruthless military dictatorship that seized power in 1976. Valeria Manzano demonstrates how, during this period, large numbers of youths built on their history of earlier activism and pushed forward closely linked agendas of sociocultural modernization and political radicalization.

Focusing also on the views of adults who assessed, and sometimes profited from, youth culture, Manzano analyzes countercultural formations--including rock music, sexuality, student life, and communal living experiences--and situates them in an international context. She details how, while Argentines of all ages yearned for newness and change, it was young people who championed the transformation of deep-seated traditions of social, cultural, and political life. The significance of youth was not lost on the leaders of the rising junta: people aged sixteen to thirty accounted for 70 percent of the estimated 20,000 Argentines who were "disappeared" during the regime.

 

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Introduction
1
1 Carving Out a Place for Youth
20
2 The World of the Students
44
3 Surfing the New Wave
69
4 Shes Leaving Home
97
5 A Fraternity of LongHaired Boys
123
6 Close to the Revolution
158
7 Poner el cuerpo
193
8 Youth and the AuthorityReconstitution Project
221
Conclusion
248
Notes
257
Bibliography
301
Index
331
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Valeria Manzano is associate professor of history at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales and researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas in Argentina.

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