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  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press (20 Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082232914X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822329145
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.5 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" ... a stimulating and informative compilation."-- British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, No 108, April 2003 "[T]he best introduction for English readers to [Argentina's] history, culture, and society... [T]his collection subtly conveys the admirable and loathsome qualities of a complicated and in many ways unfathomable society."--Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly "[A] timely addition to Duke's Latin America Readers series...[P]rovide[s] a comprehensive view of this complex nation of some 37 million people. Recommended..."--Library Journal "[A] timely and stellar collection... This highly rewarding contribution will be useful for students and Argentina experts alike."--Foreign Affairs "Recommended."--E. Pang, Choice "Conveying the complex enigmatic contradiction that is Argentina in the pages of a book is accomplished in this installment of Duke's 'Latin America Readers' series... [T]he editors provide ample context for any reader to appreciate Argentina's rich culture and history... From sports and arts to history and politics this is a welcome and timely addition to our understanding of Argentina."--Teo Ballve, NACLA Report on the Americas "The collection provides a rich and stimulating overview of this country that should prove useful for a range of readers."--British Bulletin of Publications "With this expertly selected collection of primary documents and scholarly works, Gabriela Nouzeilles and Graciela Montaldo have ... presented ... a rich and complex introduction to Argentina. For college instructors seeking an English language anthology for a course on Argentine history and culture, this work is simply indispensable."--Matthew B. Karush, The Americas "The coverage provided by so many essays is impressive and, for someone working in culture, enormously satisfying... This volume will be a welcome adjunct text to any number of courses... It would also be especially useful, given the fact that the material is all presented in English, in history courses focusing wholly or in large part on Argentina... The Duke series is a brilliant idea, and one looks forward to seeing additional volumes in the series."--David William Foster, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies "Wide-ranging... [A]n excellent starting point for further reading... [H]ighly recommended."--The Rough Guide to Argentina Abstract in Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education. Listed in New Mexico Historical Review and Publishers Weekly. A Zonalatina.com book of the week.

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Gabriela Nouzeilles is Assistant Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University.Graciela Montaldo is Professor of Languages and Literatures at the Universidad Simon Bolivar.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ian Ballantyne on 7 Mar 2010
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Visiting Argentina I found this book very helpful in providing a variety of perspectives on the history and politics of the nation. The country has some very clear "eposides" and specific topics that define it - colonisation, immigration, popular uprisings, police brutality, economic crisies etc and each is described by different articles with different approaches including firsthand accounts and more objective academic studies. You can dip in an read the areas that are of interest to you and skip the bits that aren't making it very accessible despite its length. Highly rcommended.
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By I. J. Keers on 18 May 2014
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Well put together book which gives a totally comprehensive overlook of Argentina from the eyes of every possible class and social group.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
The Argentina Reader 3 Dec 2007
By Glen - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a nice collection of historical work, including speeches, articles and poetry. The work is structured chronologically and most pieces are written by historical Argentine figures including Juan Peron, Jose de San Martin, Juan Manuel del Rosas, etc. But also folks like Che Guevara, Charles Darwin, and the National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons. Nicely done with excellent historical preambles for each Chapter and introductions for each article. The downside is at 580 page this is a rather weighty tomb and not great for the plane, more a beside reference. Excellent for those wanting a different, eclectic spin on Argentine history.
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The one to get if you only want one... 10 Dec 2010
By Hypomaniac - Published on Amazon.com
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Got this for a trip to Argentina last summer & was very glad I did. Very readable & logically organized w/ diverse entries, helped bring me up to speed on the basics of Argentina w/o having to read some long academic tome.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Comprehensive and Wide Ranging 5 Dec 2009
By C. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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A good reader. It has a good mix of material about Argentina. It's not something you sit and read cover to cover, but it's got an interesting collection of materials. Nicely bound as well.
Excellent book 23 Jun 2013
By dario - Published on Amazon.com
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I needed this book for college so bad and it really has all the information i needed regarding argentina. Everything from history, politics, economics, etc.

Great buy .
Five Stars 18 Oct 2014
By D. Lombardo - Published on Amazon.com
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Great read!!!! I LOVE ARGENTINA.
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