La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina

“In this dynamic cultural history, Tossounian turns our attention to how ‘non-official gendered figures’ have played a large but underappreciated role in constructing and engendering Argentine national identity. Turning our attention away from the extremely well-studied gaucho, she reveals just how much of modernity and national identity was pinned on la joven moderna (the modern girl) in … Continue reading La Joven Moderna in Interwar Argentina

Labor Politics in Latin America

“Deals in a systematic way with a very important topic, the world of work in Latin America and prospects for reform there. Scholars, citizens, and activists should pay heed.”—José A. Alemán, author of Labor Relations in New Democracies: East Asia, Latin America, and Europe   “Brings up to date our understanding of the nature of work … Continue reading Labor Politics in Latin America

Painting in a State of Exception

"Brings long overdue recognition and reevaluation to Nueva Figuración. Offers a contemporary reexamination of the artworks beyond that of Argentina’s complex political history for a more global interpretation."—Carol Damian, author of Neorealism and Contemporary Colombian Painting "Chronicles an important and little-known episode in the history of Argentine art and thoughtfully locates the movement within the … Continue reading Painting in a State of Exception

Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

NEW! Immigration and National Identities in Latin America Edited by Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel “This groundbreaking study examines the connection between what are arguably the two most distinguishing phenomena of the modern world: the unprecedented surges in global mobility and in the creation of politically bounded spaces and identities.”—Jose C. Moya, author of Cousins … Continue reading Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

Award Winners!

Congratulations to Michele Wehrwein Albion, author of The Quotable Henry Ford and winner of the 2013 Henry Ford Heritage Association Book Award! The award is given to those who exemplify the HFHA mission statement: "To foster interest in the life and accomplishments of Henry Ford, and to preserve and interpret the landmarks associated with his … Continue reading Award Winners!

The Pope and the Dirty War – David Sheinin Examines the Evidence

Broad speculation has surrounded the new Pope, Francis I, and his connection to the Argentinian Dirty War. Author David Sheinin's book, Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War, examines how Argentine civilians and foreign powers ignored and even abetted the state's vicious crimes against humanity. Here, he gives his own perspective on the dispute … Continue reading The Pope and the Dirty War – David Sheinin Examines the Evidence