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Eva Peron: The Myths of a Woman

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Eva Perón, one of the most powerful women in the world at the time of her death in 1952, rose from humble origins to international renown as First Lady of Argentina and the force behind the throne of her husband Juan Perón. Despite her immense popularity, she was inaccessible to the people of Argentina, and so images were constructed around her to fill that void. According to Julie M. Taylor, these "myths" around Eva Perón reflect Argentine culture and political history at the time of her seven-year reign. With a brief biography of Eva Perón serving as a backdrop, Taylor offers a detailed analysis of the principle myths that grew around this enigmatic woman.

"Taylor shows that she is remembered by different classes and political factions as saint, a revolutionary, or a whore, depending on whether she was interpreted as an embodiment or as a violation of the Argentine feminine ideal."—Booklist

"Highly commendable . . . it deliberately eschews the sensationalism that characterizes earlier [biographies]. . . . Taylor instead concentrates on the myths that have lingered since her death. . . . [This book] transcends biography."—Gentlemen's Quarterly

"[A] concise and brilliant examination of the legends that arose in Argentina during the lifetime . . . of a woman who broke with Argentine tradition and became a political figure in her own right."—New Yorker

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Myth of the Myth

1. The Power of a Woman

2. The Backdrop

3. The Biography

4. The Lady of Hope and the Woman of the Black Myth

5. Preliminary Analysis

6. The Masses

7. Eva the Revolutionary

8. Conclusions

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226791449
Author:
Taylor, Julie M.
Author:
Taylor, J. M.
Author:
Taylor, Julie M.
Author:
Taylor, Julie
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Argentina
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
Peronism.
Subject:
Argentina Politics and government 1943-
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
19810231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 p. plates
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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