On Argentina and the Southern Cone: Neoliberalism and National Imaginations
Argentina is one of the most closely watched nations in the world, largely because if its failure to live up to grand expectations and its recent ... Show synopsis Argentina is one of the most closely watched nations in the world, largely because if its failure to live up to grand expectations and its recent financial and social meltdown. On Argentina and the Southern Cone contextualizes the country's position within the currents of globalization by considering the ways that globalization is impacting contemporary Argentina - via regional trading blocs, migration, emerging transnational border regions, and the interests of multinational financial institutions and national elites. Argentina has long imagined itself as a European nation, qualitatively different from its Latin American neighbours. But recent events are forcing it to change its perception of itself. As the size of Argentina's transnational community continues to swell, and as the nation continues its financial and social implosion, Argentinians are being forced to re-imagine the nation as Latin American, replete with the histories and problems of that part of the world. Students of Argentinian and world history will find this an insightful and informative companion.