This unique new online database presents an extensive grassroots view of Argentina and the recent social and political changes that have taken place there. This Web-based electronic resource offers fast access to a vast amount of material on Argentine society and politics from 1997 through 2003.
Users will be able to access the voices of citizens who are rarely heard. Neighborhood-level coverage - which includes major sections of the Federal Capital - provides valuable insight on contemporary Argentina and the transformation of Argentine society. The sources of information go far beyond standard press coverage and government declarations to emphasize the words of participants in movements that are changing Argentina.
The bulk of this information is from primary sources and 390 different social/political movements are included. Public Life in Contemporary Argentina originates from 80 different types of sources, including provincial, regional and national newspaper reports; data from research think-tanks; email and discussion groups; interviews with leaders and member of grassroots organizations; and more.
Researchers also will discover information from 14 Argentine newspapers. Eleven are provincial, ranging geographically from Tierra del Fuego to Jujuy (Argentina?s far south to the far north). In total, more than 3,600 entries are included.
Public Life in Contemporary Argentina is an excellent resource for Latin American studies, comparative politics, sociology, gender studies, the uses of media in political organizing, political and social groups, social anthropology and history. It also will be extremely useful to those interested in how neighborhoods, political parties, social movements and protest groups organize and operate.