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Argentina's Partisan PastNationalism and the Politics of History$
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Michael Goebel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312380

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317149

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The apogee of revisionism: nationalism, political violence and the politics of history, 1966–76

The apogee of revisionism: nationalism, political violence and the politics of history, 1966–76

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(p.145) Chapter Four The apogee of revisionism: nationalism, political violence and the politics of history, 1966–76
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Argentina's Partisan Past
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317149.005

The most evident development in Argentine history during the ten years following the coup d'état of June 1966 was the rise in political violence. This rise was underpinned by the construction of totalizing narratives (one of these being neo-revisionism) that categorically opposed friend and foe in irreconcilable dichotomies and derived their justification from arguments about the supposed essence of Argentina's national identity. The violence thus brought actors into opposition with one another whose ideologies, in part, derived from similar tropes and drew on similar symbols. In this, interpretations of national history played a crucial discursive role, and this chapter discusses the ways in which it did so.

Keywords:   Argentina, Argentine history, historical narratives, national identity, national history

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