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Ano: 2012 vol. 31 n. 4

King, John. ‘Ya nunca más seríamos lo que éramos': Tomás Eloy Martínez and Primera Plana in the 1960sIn  King, John (Ed.) Tomás Eloy Martínez, 1934–2010 p. 426-444 América Latina
Cortázar / Fellini / Centros de arte Di Tella / Onganía / Primera Plana / Timerman
Siglo XX


As part of this special section dedicated to the Argentine writer Tomás Eloy Martínez (1934–2010), this article explores his journalism in the 1960s in the newsweekly magazine Primera Plana. The most influential magazine of the decade, Primera Plana formed Argentine political opinion and cultural tastes. Martínez was the premier cultural journalist of the magazine, developing a distinctive style of ‘new journalism’. The article analyses his key role in developing film and literary criticism in Argentina and Latin America, as well as his coverage of a range of contemporary issues, from the anniversary of Hiroshima to the Russian space race.

Dunkerley, James. The Civilised Detective: Tomás Eloy Martínez and the Massacre of TrelewIn  King, John (Ed.) Tomás Eloy Martínez, 1934–2010 p. 445-459 Argentina
Derechos humanos / Periodismo de investigación / Masacres políticas / Rodolfo Walsh / Tomás Eloy Martínez / Trelew / Comisiones de la verdad
Siglo XX | Siglo XXI


This article considers the ‘Trelew Massacre’ of August 1972 in Chubút, Argentina, through the primary prism of Tomás Eloy Martínez's journalistic account, La pasión según Trelew, first issued in 1973 and again, in a much expanded second edition, in 2009. The substantive experience of 1972 is assessed in terms of Martínez's construction of La pasión and the events of the ‘Dirty War’ (known as El Proceso by its authors) opened by the coup of March 1976. Martínez's impressive work of documentary reportage is also reconsidered in comparison with that of Rodolfo Walsh and, at deeper historical remove, that of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, as well as in the context of Hannah Arendt's notion of ‘the banality of evil’ and a putative national history of ‘bloodletting’ in Argentina.

Martin, Gerald. Tomás Eloy Martínez, Biography and the Boom: La novela de Perón (1985) and Santa Evita (1995)In  King, John (Ed.) Tomás Eloy Martínez, 1934–2010 p. 460-472 Argentina
Biografía / Periodismo / Novela de Perón / Santa Evita / Tomás Eloy Martínez
Siglo XX


This article places Tomás Eloy Martínez's work, in particular his two ‘biographical’ novels La novela de Perón and Santa Evita, within post-1960 Latin American literature. It explains why Martínez's full critical recognition is still pending. To this end the article shows how, situated strategically between the 1960s ‘Boom’ novels and the ‘Post-Boom’ novels of the 1970s and beyond, Martínez's novels assimilate lessons of the Boom to carry that work in new directions. Thereafter the article discusses the role of journalism in literature, before assessing Martínez's work as both journalist and fiction writer, pointing out how these areas meld to produce new hybrid forms in his two major works.

Kristal, Efraín. What Is, Is Not: Dante in Tomás Eloy Martínez's PurgatorioIn  King, John (Ed.) Tomás Eloy Martínez, 1934–2010 p. 473-484 Argentina
Eloy Martínez / Purgatorio / Exilio / Dictadura argentina
Siglo XX


Tomás Eloy Martínez's last novel, Purgatorio, is a meditation on the effects of violence and repression under 1970s Argentine dictatorial regimes. Like its antecedent, El Infierno (1981) by Carlos Martínez Moreno, Tomás Eloy Martínez's work draws on the Divine Comedy through creative distortion, an approach to Dante as old as Esteban Echeverría's foundational Argentine poem La cautiva (1832). El Infierno and Purgatorio complement each other, yet Tomás Eloy Martínez draws on Dante's Purgatorio in specific ways to craft a notion of ‘purgatory’ better suited than Dante's to address the loss and longing of a fractured generation.

Lindhardt, Martin. ‘We, the Youth, Need to Be Effusive’: Pentecostal Youth Culture in Contemporary Chile. p. 485-498 Chile
Conversión / Pentecostalismo / Cultura juvenil
Siglo XXI


This paper explores the recasting of Pentecostalism as a youth religion in contemporary Chile. I focus in particular on how young native Pentecostals, whose life experiences and social status differ from those of ex-Catholic converts, address the dilemma of being exposed to the religious culture of their parents, and their congregation, and to the secular youth culture beyond the religious community. I argue that, although faced with many challenges, young Pentecostals are able to define vital roles and positions for themselves within their church and in wider society, as they engage in a creative bricolage, embracing certain aspects of globalised youth ideologies as fundamental features of their Pentecostal self-identities.

Romano, Sarah T. From Protest to Proposal: The Contentious Politics of the Nicaraguan Anti-Water Privatisation Social Movement. p. 499-514 Nicaragua
Agua / Privatización / Servicios básicos / Acción política / Democratización
Siglo XX | Siglo XXI


The Bolivian ‘water wars' of 2000 cast the international spotlight on civil society interventions aimed at reversing neoliberal economic agendas. However, few studies have examined the ways in which activists move from protest to proactive policy formation in these cases of ‘contentious politics'. Drawing on extensive field research, I argue that the Nicaraguan anti-water privatisation social movement has expanded the contours of Nicaraguan democracy in two ways: (a) through improving the inclusiveness and accountability of existing representative institutions of government, including policy-making processes, and (b) through creating extra-institutional democratic spaces and practices.

Bulletin of Latin American Research
Papel | Versão digital com assinatura | Trimestral | Reino Unido ISSN papel: 0261-3050
ISSN digital: 1470-9856
Año de criação: 1981

Editor: Society for Latin American Studies
Direção: University of Liverpool, Room 313a, Cypress Building, L69 7ZR Liverpool

Este Boletín aspira a reflejar una investigación original sobre asuntos corrientes dedicados a América Latina mediante la publicación de largos artículos relacionados con las ciencias sociales y humanas. Se publican artículos más cortos sobre temas de actualidad en lo que atañe el estudio de América Latina, artículos de revista, el progreso de la ciencia, críticas de libros, y notas. Recientemente, una sección « debate » ha sido añadida dedicada a presentar análisis vanguardistas sobre tópicos específicos analizados por especialistas.
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