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Argentina since 1984

(see also Argentina, Argentina: Peronism & Argentina: Military Regime)

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On the Web: Articles

Argentina's Corrupt Police Force Casts Cloud over Kirchner Presidency. Valencia Grant, Council on Hemispheric Affairs (5/28/04).

Feelings About US Loom Large in Argentine Runoff. Kevin G. Hall, San Jose Mercury (4/29/03).

Elisa Carrió in Lead to be Argentina's President. Sophie Arie, Women's E-News (7/25/02).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Clarín. Buenos Aires daily.

Countrywatch: Argentina.

Human Rights Watch: Argentina.

Ojo Obrero. Labor film collective.

Página 12. Buenos Aires daily.

Resource Center of the Americas.

ZNet Argentina Watch.

In the Library: Articles

Auyero, Javier. "The logic of clientelism in Argentina: an ethnographic account," Latin American Research Review 35,3 (2000):55-82.

Buchanan, Paul G. "Exorcising collective ghosts: recent Argentine writings on politics, economics, social movements, & popular culture," Latin American Research Review 25,2 (1990):177-203.

Burbach, Roger. "'Throw them all out': Argentina's grassroots rebellion," NACLA Report 36,1 (7-8/02):38-40.

Byrnes, Brian. "Wary of past abuses, Argentine capital approves gay rights," Christian Science Monitor (7/14/03):7.

Cheresky, ? "Argentina: a blackmailed democracy," Telos 75 (spr 88).

Cormier, Bill. "With Argentina gripped in crisis, clowns jugglers take to streets," Santa Cruz Sentinel (6/15/03): B-7.

Escudero, José Carlos. "Argentina's Green parodies & pragmatism," Capitalism Nature Socialism 11 (9/92).

Gaudin, Andrés. "Cutbacks threaten Argentina's children -- & future," NACLA Report 36,1 (7-8/02):4-37.

Hall, Kevin G. "Clues to '94 blast at Jewish center point to Tehran," San Jose Mercury News (9/19/03):1AA.

Hennigan, Tom. "Despite woes, Argentina still a magnet for immigrants," Christian Science Monitor (10/7/03):7.

Hershberg, Eric. "Why Argentina crashed & is still crashing," NACLA Report 36,1 (7-8/02):30-33.

Moberg, David. "No relief. Behind Argentina's economic meltdown," In These Times (2/18/02):4-5.

Rotella, Sebastian. "Ex-Argentine President suspected of graft, coverup," SJ Mercury (1/24/02). Ex-Preisdent Menem charged with accepting bribe to cover up Hezbollah involvement in 1992 & 1994 bombings of Israeli Embassy & Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, that killed 94 people.

Wright, Amaranta. "The hand of God," New Internationalist (3/96):22-23. Nationalism.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aguinis, Marcos. El atroz encanto de ser argentinos (2nd ed.; Buenos Aires: Planeta, 2003).

Auyero, Javier.

__________. Poor People's Politics: Peronist Survival Networks & the Legacy of Evita (Durham NC: Duke, 2001).

__________. La protesta:retratos de la beligerancia popular en la Argentina democrática (

__________. Contentious Lives: Two Argentine Women, Two Protests, & the Quest for Recognition (Durham NC: Duke, 2003).

Bárbaro, Julio. Pasiones razonadas: una crítica al liberalismo vernáculo (Buenos Aires: Biblos, 2003).

Brysk, Alison. The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change, & Democratization (Stanford: Stanford, 1994).

Calvert, Susan & Peter. Argentina: Political Culture & Instability (Pittsburgh: U. Pittsburgh, 1989).

Chesnais, François & Jean-Philippe Divés. Que se vayan todos! Le peuple d'Argentine se soulève (Paris: Nautilus, 2002).

Foster, David W. (ed.) The Redemocratization of Argentine Culture, 1983 & Beyond (Tempe: Arizona State U, 1989).

Garrone, Valeria y Laura Rocha. Néstor Kirchner: un muchacho peronista y la oportunidad del poder (Buenos Aires: Planeta, 2003).

Giardinelli, Mempo. Diatriba por la patria: apuntes sobre la disolución de la Argentina (Buenos Aires: Vergara, 2002).

Majul, Luis. La iluminada: vida personal y política de Elisa Carrió (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 2002). Unauthorized biography of the excentric political outsider & possible next President of Argentina.

Martínez, Tomás Eloy. Requiem por un país perdido (Buenos Aires: Aguilar, 2003).

McSherry, J. Patrice. Incomplete Transition: Military Power & Democracy in Argentina (NY: St. Martin's, 1997).

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

Sabato, Ernesto. Antes del fin (Buenos Aires: Planeta, 1998). Essays.

__________. La resistencia (Buenos Aires: Planeta, 2000). Essays.

In the Library: Fiction

Aguinis, Marco. Asalto al paraíso (Buenos Aires: Planeta, 2002). Explores terrorist attack on Israeli Embassy in 1992.

Soriano, Osvaldo. El ojo de la patria (Buenos Aires: Norma, 1997). A "grotesque journey" into Argentina's identity through a spy story concerned with a plot to save the country.

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Argentina: Growth or Disappearance (Argentina: crecer o desaparecer)" [2003], dir. Lucian Zito, 53m. From Latin America Video Archives.

"A Chrysanthemum Burst in Cincoesquinas (Un crisántemo estalla en Cincoesquinas)" [1996], dir. Daniel Burman, 90m. From Latin American Video Archives.

"The Cloud [La nube]" [1998], dir. Fernando E. Solanas, 116m. Stark but amusing picture of life under continuing cloud of fear from 70s, as leftist actors struggle to prevent razing of their theater to build shopping mall in 80s.

"Lost Embrace (El abrazo partido)" [2004], dir. Daniel Burman, 99m. Life & hopes in a downtown Buenos Aires shopping center.

"Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)" [2000], dir. Fabián Bielinski, 114m. In video stores. Misadventures of would-be con men in Buenos Aires.

"Sera Posible el Sur" [1985], dir. ?, 76m. From Cinema Guild. Chronicles Mercedes Sosa's 1984 national concert tour of Argentina.

"Seven Days in Once (Siete días en el Once)" [2001], dir. Daniel Burman, 42m. From Latin American Video Archives. Picturesque old Jewish community in Buenos Aires.

"South (Sur)" [1988], dir. Fernando E. Solanas, 127m. Ex-political prisoner wanders streets of Buenos Aires after fall of military dictatorship.

"The Take" [2004], dir. Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein, 87m. From First Run/Icarus. Faced with economic collapse of 2001, workers take over abandoned factories & restart them as cooperatives.

"Tesoro mío" [2000], dir. Sergio Bellotti, 93m. Modest bank employee in Santa Fe decides to rob the bank.

"El verso" [1995], dir. Santiago Carlos Oves, 95m. Misadventures of a sweet-talking hustler in Buenos Aires.

"Waiting for the Messiah (Esperando al mesías)" [2000], dir. Daniel Burman, 93m. From Latin American Video Archives. An alienated young Jew & an unemployed banker confront economic crisis.

"Yepeto" [1999], dir. Eduardo Calcagno, 105m. Ageing professor shaken by love & friendship in relationship with young couple.

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