(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Althusserianism and the political culture of the Argentine New Left

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México, México, MEXIQUE


This article investigates the impact of Althusserianism on the cultural politics of the Argentine New Left during the late 1960s and early 1970s. First, it surveys the intellectual trajectory of Juan Carlos Portantiero, a New Left intellectual, scholar, and political activist whose writings left a mark on the Argentine historiography of Peronism. Second, it turns to Los Libros (1969–1976), a journal of cultural criticism run by a 1960 cohort of internationally renowned Argentine intellectuals. It analyzes the group’s Althusser-inspired intervention into contemporaneous debates on the meaning of Peronism and the link between aesthetics and politics. It concludes by registering the productive influence of Althusserianism on Argentine intellectual production after the country’s transition to democracy in 1983


Article of periodic

published at : Latin American research review / ISSN 0023-8791

Editor : Latin American Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA - ETATS-UNIS (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 49, no1 [pp. 203-222]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 23897

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