Gender itself is a complex and constantly evolving situation that cannot be divorced from its political and cultural setting. –Judith Butler, Gender Trouble Argentine visitor Eduarda Mansilla de García commented on the idea of
Collective Identity in Health
Mora Castro and Giorgina Fabron
This article presents an analysis of different aspects of the migration process of a large group of people in Argentina, who originally come from the rural uplands (Jujuy Province) but who currently dwell in a lowlands peri-urban area (Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area). In particular, it presents some of the results of a long-term research project on food practices deployed in both geographical zones, which are united by a considerable migrant flow that intensified during the last three decades. From an anthropological perspective, it analyses the features of the nutritional transition of this social group regard to changes in its food knowledge and cultural heritage. It suggests that this qualitative factor can contribute to a better understanding of the health issues that have been faced by this group.
Susann Baez Ullberg
this city suffered. The economic and social development of the city after the return of democracy in 1983 had stalled, and the 2001 financial crisis in Argentina hit Santa Fe hard. The structural adjustments made to the Argentinian economy in the 1990s
The Origins of Argentine Comics between the United States and Europe (1907–1945)
Amadeo Gandolfo and Pablo Turnes
Why study Argentine comics as part of a transnational network? The canonical histories of Argentine comics tend to emphasise what is unique about them and how an Argentine tradition slowly emerged over time. 1 While these studies acknowledge the
Representations of Gender-Nonconforming Identities in Argentinian Telenovelas
Thus, the current media discourse counterpoints fame and exclusion as two dichotomous aspects of travesti representation. This article focuses on travesti stars 4 who participate actively within mainstream media in Argentina. Specifically, it
Commercial aviation has played a significant economic, political, and symbolic role in Latin America–not only propelling economic development, but also helping to the processes of territorial integration and sovereign state construction. Despite the important role that commercial aviation has played in countries like Argentina, it has not received much attention from academic historians. This essay reviews the few works done on Latin American and Argentine aviation history but mainly proposes a research agenda, based on the Argentine case, for the study of the history of Latin American aeromobility from a social, cultural, technological, economic and political perspective.
Formative Experiences and Identity in Peasant Childhood
This article is based on ethnographic research I started in 2008 as part of a team studying formative experience and identity among different ethnic groups in Argentina ( Novaro 2011 ). I selected San Ignacio 1 for my fieldwork because this rural
Convicted Military Officers in Post-authoritarian Argentina
Eva van Roekel and Valentina Salvi
-authoritarian Argentina, the citizenship of a group of convicted officers also persists as a field of profound disagreements. The ongoing conflict over rights, responsibilities, and entitlements for the veterans in Argentina not only relates to the current shift toward
Trajectoires, discours, avancées et limites
C’est grâce à des militants de la première heure que le mouvement indigène s’est développé en Argentine, notamment dans un contexte de changement constitutionnel et d’instauration de politiques multiculturelles depuis le début des années 1990
A Discussion of the Circulation of Ideas and Their Local Uses and Meanings
Dhan Zunino Singh and Maximiliano Velázquez
The following critical review of notions of mobility in Argentina is motivated by the rapid spread of this globalized term and how it is being appropriated by transport scholars, policymakers, and technicians. Our concern as sociologists – now involved in cultural history and urban planning – and as members of the Argentinean University Transport Network, is the lack of a profound discussion that allows us to talk about a mobility turn.
We argue that the movement from transport to mobility tends to be a semantic change mostly because social sciences and humanities do not lead it, as experienced in other countries. Moreover, we believe that the particular way in which the notions of mobility spread in Argentina must be understood in the context of circulation and reception of ideas, experts, capital and goods, and re-visiting center–periphery debates.