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Contentious lives : two Argentine women, two protests, and the quest for recognition

Author: Javier Auyero
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.
Series: Latin America otherwise.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the ways popular protests are experienced and remembered by those who participate in them. This book focuses on the roles of two young women, Nana and Laura, in uprisings in Argentina. It  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Auyero, Javier.
Contentious lives.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Javier Auyero
ISBN: 0822331284 9780822331285 0822331152 9780822331155
OCLC Number: 50942026
Description: xv, 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: The day before the pueblada : a town on the edge --
Laura's life : "how did I fall so far" --
Being-in-the-road : insurgent identities --
After the road : contentious legacies --
The lived 1993 : the coming and making of the explosion --
The lived sixteenth : the feast and the remains of the riot --
Nana's life : "thirty-six years of crap" --
Contested memories.
Series Title: Latin America otherwise.
Responsibility: Javier Auyero.


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