Argentine Workers

Peronism and Contemporary Class Consciousness

Peter Ranis has given his readers a picture of the attitudes of Argentine workers during the administration of Raul Alfonsin and drawn larger conclusions about working class consciousness. . . . For those interested in the Argentine working class and in the larger questions of class identity this is an important book.
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Argentine Workers provides an insightful analysis of the complex combination of values and attitudes exhibited by workers in a heavily unionized, industrially developing country, while also ascertaining their political beliefs. By analyzing empirical data, Ranis describes what workers think about their unions, employers, private and foreign enterprise, the economy, the state, privatization, landowners, politics, the military, the “dirty war” and the “disappeared,” the Montonero guerillas, the church, popular culture and leisure pursuits, and their personal lives and ambitions.

332 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

June, 1992

isbn : 9780822985402

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Peter Ranis

Peter Ranis is professor emeritus of political science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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