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Author Manzano, Valeria.

Title The age of youth in Argentina : culture, politics, and sexuality from Peron to Videla / Valeria Manzano
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014] (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages )
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. History
Summary "This social and cultural history of Argentina's "long sixties" argues that the nation's younger generation was at the epicenter of a public struggle over democracy, authoritarianism, and revolution from the mid-twentieth century through the ruthless military dictatorship that seized power in 1976. Valeria Manzano demonstrates how, during this period, large numbers of youths built on their history of earlier activism and pushed forward closely linked agendas of sociocultural modernization and political radicalization. Focusing also on the views of adults who assessed, and sometimes profited from, youth culture, Manzano analyzes countercultural formations--including rock music, sexuality, student life, and communal living experiences--and situates them in an international context. She details how, while Argentines of all ages yearned for newness and change, it was young people who championed the transformation of deep-seated traditions of social, cultural, and political life. The significance of youth was not lost on the leaders of the rising junta: people aged sixteen to thirty accounted for 70 percent of the estimated 20,000 Argentines who were "disappeared" during the regime. "-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Counterculture -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century
Politics and culture -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century
Social change -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century
Youth -- Political activity -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century
Youth -- Argentina -- Social conditions -- 20th century
HISTORY / Latin America / South America.
Politics and culture.
Politics and government.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies.
Social change.
Youth -- Political activity.
Youth -- Social conditions.
Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1943-1955.
Argentina -- Politics and government -- 1955-1983.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse.
LC no. 2013041152
ISBN 1469611627