Synopses & Reviews
"A major contribution to the fields of Argentine history and Latin American studies as well as the cultural history of youth in the twentieth century. Manzano proves that young people became the most active agents for economic, social, and political change in Argentina in the sixties and seventies until the process was cut short by the brutal military dictatorship of 1976. Manzano's book sheds light on one of the most savagely repressed youth movements of the 1970s."--Oscar Chamosa, University of Georgia
"A fascinating exploration of the role of young people in Argentina from the 1950s through the 1970s. Based on a truly impressive body of research--including interviews, memoirs, advertising, press reports of all sorts, social science treatises, popular music, and television--the book offers an innovative and illuminating account of a crucial period. It will certainly be required reading for all historians of modern Argentina."--Matthew B. Karush, George Mason University
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.
About the Author
Valeria Manzano is associate professor of history at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales and researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas in Argentina.