A Comprehensive History of Peronism Book Review by Nicky

Review of the book "Maniana es San Per6n: Propaganda, Rituales Politicos y Educaci6n en el Regimen Peronista" by Mariano Plotkin.
# 151417 | 943 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2012 | US

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This paper reviews Argentinian historian Mariono Plotkin's book "Maniana es San Per6n: Propaganda, Rituales Politicos y Educaci6n en el Regimen Peronista", which deals with the Peron era. The paper analyzes the author's thesis and considers other concepts presented regarding Peron's leadership. In particular, the book deals with Peron's approach to the working class as his base of support. Additionally, the review explores Peron's simultaneously reactionary yet conservative approach that created an image of populism. The paper also addresses how Peron dealt with the status of women in Argentin and provides a definition of "Peronism." The paper concludes by stating that any institution not linked with Peronism did not meet with his approval, and in Peron's view, what was good for Peron was good for women, students, and the working classes.

From the Paper:

"Peron expanded access to education for the Argentinean poor, in another action that secured him many accolades. But the history that was taught in the classroom was re-written to praise Peron as a leader, much as it was in Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany to praise the leaders of those regimes. Education was promoted because it was yet another way to serve the interests of Peron's state, not further the poor, individual's citizen's aspirations. Youth groups and youth organizations also became an important element in securing Peron's dominance over the nation, often through violence."
"Peron did not fundamentally change the relationship between state and labor, state and individual--he still wished to wield control, although he did value the role of the working class in supporting his personal agenda. He was less reluctant to embrace the image of the common worker than previous regimes, but he did in so in a way that did not truly empower institutions such as labor unions to act as voices for the voiceless. Instead, when he did collaborate with unions when he was coming to power or reasserting his power, it was to use them as his tool."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brennan, James. Peronism and Argentina. SR Books, 1988.
  • James, Daniel. Resistance and Integration: Peronism and the Argentine Working Class, 1946-1976. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1988.
  • Plotkin, Mariano. Maniana es San Per6n: Propaganda, rituales politicos y educaci6n en el regimen peronista (1946-1955). Buenos Aires: Ariel Historia Argentina. 1994.
  • Romero, Luis Alberto. A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.

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