Peronism and Argentina examines the history, origins, and contemporary directions of Peronism, the most important populist movement in twentieth-century Latin America. Written from an introductory and interdisciplinary perspective, this volume includes contributions from historians, political scientists, and sociologists. These provocative essays clarify many misconceptions about the nature of Peronism and explain how the movement has been interpreted by intellectuals and how it has influenced Argentine politics and civil society over the last half century. Peronism and Argentina also includes essays on the present Peronist government under Carlos Menem?s rule.
James P. Brennan is a member of the history department at the University of California, Riverside.