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Argentine workers : Peronism and contemporary class consciousness, Peter Ranis

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Argentine workers : Peronism and contemporary class consciousness
Title
Argentine workers
Title remainder
Peronism and contemporary class consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ranis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This provocative study, based on intensive interviews that include questions not always asked by political scientists, offers a revisionist interpretation of the Marxist conception of class consciousness. Avoiding the conventional picture of workers either as helpless victims of society or revolutionary actors-in-waiting, Peter Ranis seeks to redress such approaches with empirical insights into the day-to-day experience of actual people living on wages and salaries. He shows workers beyond the factory walls and office windows: as citizens, parents, consumers, and homeowners. In the context of workers' private lives, their larger political opinions are better understood and interpreted. Argentine Workers provides an insightful analysis of the complex combination of values and attitudes exhibited by workers in a heavily unionized, industrially developing country. These textured views are depicted against the backdrop of traditional Peronist ideology as it is challenged by competing democratic and libertarian views of society. Since the fall of the military junta of 1976-1983, Peronism has reemerged as a majoritarian political party, though with a changed outlook. Ranis's study carefully delineates the attitudes of an Argentine working class in flux. Using a recent survey representing seven major blue-collar and white-collar unions from both the private and public sector, Ranis describes in specific terms what Argentine workers think and say about their unions, their employers, private and foreign enterprise, the economy, the state, privatization, landowners, politics, the military, the Montonero guerrillas, the "dirty war" and the "disappeared," the church, popular culture and leisure pursuits, and their personal lives and ambitions for themselves and their children. His often surprising findings are presented in 56 tables. Ranis's controversial conclusion is that working-class militancy and antiregime activities are distinct from revolutionary politics. The impact of Peronism among rank-and-file workers has been to make them at once social-democratic, liberal, and conservative, while they uphold labor solidarity and union participation in politics. Ranis places his observations in a useful context of working-class political culture that will have implications for theories of class and democracy. He theorizes about working-class lives in ways that will make engrossing reading for Marxist scholars, labor historians, sociologists of work, and Latin Americanists interested in popular culture
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Ranis, Peter
Dewey number
305.5/62/0982
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8266.5
LC item number
.R36 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pitt Latin American series
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  • Working class
  • Labor unions
  • Peronism
  • Peronismo
  • Sindicatos
  • Travailleurs
  • Syndicats
  • Péronisme
  • Arbeidersklasse
  • Peronisme
  • Vakverenigingen
  • Klassenbewustzijn
  • Arbeiter
  • Peronismus
  • Geschichte
  • Argentina
  • Argentinien
Label
Argentine workers : Peronism and contemporary class consciousness, Peter Ranis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction. 1. Putting Workers in Perspective. 2. Labor and Peronism: The Historical Connection -- II. The Structural Component. 3. The Contexts and Conditions of Labor Under Alfonsin. 4. A Portrait of Seven Union Contracts -- III. The Human Response. 5. The Rank-and-File Worker. 6. Workers as Citizens. 7. Class and Ideology Among Argentine Workers -- IV. Theoretical Retrospective. 8. Argentine Workers and the Question of Class Consciousness. 9. Workers and Democratic Political Culture -- V. The Contemporary Overview. 10. Post-Alfonsin Peronism. 11. Conclusion
Control code
24501272
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780822937036
Lccn
91035602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1453622
Label
Argentine workers : Peronism and contemporary class consciousness, Peter Ranis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction. 1. Putting Workers in Perspective. 2. Labor and Peronism: The Historical Connection -- II. The Structural Component. 3. The Contexts and Conditions of Labor Under Alfonsin. 4. A Portrait of Seven Union Contracts -- III. The Human Response. 5. The Rank-and-File Worker. 6. Workers as Citizens. 7. Class and Ideology Among Argentine Workers -- IV. Theoretical Retrospective. 8. Argentine Workers and the Question of Class Consciousness. 9. Workers and Democratic Political Culture -- V. The Contemporary Overview. 10. Post-Alfonsin Peronism. 11. Conclusion
Control code
24501272
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780822937036
Lccn
91035602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1453622

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