Argentina’s Partisan Past
Nationalism and the Politics of History
Michael Goebel is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (lecturer/assistant professor) of Global History at the Free University Berlin and John F. Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
List of acronyms Glossary Introduction I. Argentina’s two pantheons: from mitrismo to revisionism 1. Mitrismo, Argentina’s “official” history 2. The Nueva Escuela and the Centenary Generation 3. Nacionalismo, populist nationalists and the emergence of historical revisionism II. Between co-optation and opposition: Peronism, nationalism and the politics of history, 1946–55 1. Prelude to Perón: nacionalismo and the military, 1943–46 2. Intellectuals, nationalism and the Peronist state 3. Peronism and the pantheon of national heroes 4. The effects of Peronist nationalism III. The deepening polarisation: the proscription of Peronism and its politics of history, 1955–66 1. Intellectuals and the rise of left-wing revisionism 2. The politics of history under the Liberating Revolution 3. Frondizi’s “integrationism” and the emergence of Peronist-nationalist youth groups IV. The apogee of revisionism: nationalism, political violence and the politics of history, 1966–76 1. Nationalism and history in the Onganía regime 2. History narratives and the rise of middle-class student Peronism 3. The return of Peronism: revisionism’s victory? V. New narratives for a new era? Shifts, decline and resurgence of nationalist constructions of the past since 1976 1. Nationalism and the proceso 2. The rise of irredentism and the decline of partisan nationalism 3. Nationalism and democratisation: laying revisionism to rest? 4. The accommodation and resurgence of revisionism under Menem and the Kirchners Conclusion Bibliography Index
Goebel's book is a serious and successful attempt to see the debates between contrasting nationalist narratives not just as mirrors but also as factors in the political development of a nation.
Nations and Nationalism, 18:4
Goebel offers a well- written, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically grounded work. The creation by the Argentine government of a National Institute of Historical Revisionism in 2011 additionally shows the significant role of history in Argentine political and cultural debates as well as highlights the contemporary relevance of Goebel’s work.
Hispanic American Historical Review, 93.1
Argentina’s Partisan Past is an impressive book on a still vexed question: how to make sense of the political past of Argentina.
Latin American Studies Volume 44
... an important book that is destined to become mandatory reference for anyone interested in Argentina's political and intellectual history of the twentieth century.
An original and excellent piece of work.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: April 27, 2011
Series: Liverpool Latin American Studies 11