Peronism in Argentina Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Peronism in Argentina
An examination of Peronism as understood by men and women.
# 138265 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Latin America) , Latin-American Studies (General) , Literature (General)

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This paper introduces Tomas Martinez's "Santa Evita" and Daniel James' scholarship addressing Maria Roldan, Peronist union organiser, en route to explaining the cultic power or Eva Person that transcended differences of gender to mobilise Argentina's lower classes behind the goverment. The paper describes the death of Evita, the coup deposing Juan Peron and the terrible aftermath in the Dirty War of 1976-1983. The paper shows how the myth of Evita lives on, and Peronism remains an ideology that unites the left and right in Argentine consciousness.

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"This paper refers to two very different contributions to an understanding of Peronism and the nature or life in Argentina under President Juan Person and his remarkable second wife, Eva Duarte de Peron (1919-1952), the Argentine national heroine hero known as Evita. A noted Latin Americanist, Daniel James, produced an oral history that centers on the account of Maria Roldan, a well known labour activist. (Dona Maria 2003) Earlier, James published a history of the Peronism and the working classes. (1988) Tomas Eloy Martinez's novel, "Santa Evita", presents a..."

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