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(see also Argentina: Immigrant Communities, Argentina: Peronism & Argentina: Military Regime & Argentina since 1984)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

Library of Congress Country Profile.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Ibermundo Argentina.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Chamosa, Oscar. "Indigenous or criollo: the myth of white Argentina in in Tucumán's Calchaquí Valley," Hispanic American Historical Review 88,1 (2/08):71-106.

Gayol, Sandra. "'Honor moderno': the significance of honor in fin-de-siècle Argentina," Hispanic American Historical Review 82,3 (8/02):549-88.

Rodríguez, Julia. "South Atlantic crossings: fingerprints, science & the State in turn-of-the-century Argentinba," American Historical Review 109,2 (4/04):387-416.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Barrancos, Dora. Anarquismo, educación y costumbres en la Argentina de principios de siglo (Buenos Aires, 1990).

Guy, Donna J. Sex & Danger in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Family & Nation in Argentina (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1995).

Levine, Suzanne Jill. Manuel Puig & the Spider Woman: His Life & Fictions (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 2001).

Nouzeilles, Gabriela & Graciela Montaldo (eds.) The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).

Plotkin, Mariano (ed.) Argentina on the Couch: Psychiatry, State, & Society, 1880 to the Present (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 200?).

Romero, Luis Alberto. A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century (University Park: Pennsylvania State U, 2003).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Afroargentines (Afroargentinos)" [2002], dir. Diego Ceballos & Jorge Fortes, 75m. From Latin American Video Archives. Documentary on little-known role of Black people in Argentine history & contemporary life.

"A Chrysanthemum Burst in Cincoesquinas (Un crisantema estalla en Cincoesquinas)" [1996], dir. Daniel Burman, 1996. From Latin American Video Archives.

"The Flooded (Los inundados) [1961], dir. Fernando Birri, 87m. From Latin American Video Archives. Poor family, flooded out, takes refuge in a stockcar. Resilience & ingenuity of poor, hypocrisy of politicians.

"It Happened in Hualfin" [1969], dir. Raymundo Gleyzer, 41m. From Cinema Guild. Documentary of peasant life.

"Japan Across the Seas (Japón a través de los mares) [1998], dir. Mabel Maio, 48m. From Latin American Video Archives. Documentary on Japanese migration to Argentina.

"Legacy (Legado)" [2001], dir. Marcelo Trotta & Vivián Imar, 80m. From Latin American Video Archives. Documentary on history of Jewish immigrants, 1889-present, in Spanish & Yiddish.

"The Odd Number (La cifra impar)" [1960], dir. Manuel Antín, 90m. From Latin American Video Archives. Psychological drama based on Julio Cortázar story about Argentine mother writing to her son & his wife in Paris.

"Rebellion in Patagonia (La Patagonia rebelde)" [1974], dir. Hector Olivera, 107m. From Cinema Guild. Classic feature based on military suppression of anarchist rural workers' strike in 1920s.

"Seven Days in Once (Siete días en el Once)" [2001], dir. Daniel Burman, 42m. From Latin American Video Archives. Documentary on oldest Jewish neighborhood in Buenos Aires: folk history of its institutions & daily life, impact there of 1994 terrorist attack.

"Throw a Dime (Tire dié)" [1958], dir. Fernando Birri, 33m. From Latin American Video Archives. Extreme poverty in shantytowns of Santa Fe.

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