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Eduardo Elena, "Journeys to the Land of the People: Cold War Radicals, Populism, and the Public in Argentina"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
12:00 AM
1014 Tisch Hall

Eduardo Elena is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Miami. He is in the final stages of a book project titled Consuming Dignity: Peronism, Citizenship, and Consumption in Midcentury Argentina, which explores the controversies surrounding state-led campaigns to shape consumer society and discipline the marketplace. His talk at the University of Michigan shifts focus from Juan and Eva Perón to examine the shadow cast by another famed midcentury Argentine – Ernesto “Che” Guevara – over radical politics and cultural expression in the 1960s and 1970s.