Argentina

by Juan Ignacio Piovani, National University of La Plata, Argentina, and member of ISA Research Committees on Futures Research (RC07) and Logic and Methodology (RC33) Not long after the Argentinian scientific community enthusiastically welcomed the newly established Ministry of Science and Technology, the Minister, a renowned chemist named Lino Barañao, granted his first in-depth interview. […]

by Fernanda Beigel, National University of Cuyo, Argentina, and member of ISA Research Committee on the History of Sociology (RC08) Over the past 40 years, the geography of science has been re-mapped, through a publication system which progressively established a “universal” language and writing style, and through a mainstream circuit which built prestige for a […]

by Alejandro Grimson, National University of San Martin, Argentina Every nation is more heterogeneous in socio-cultural matters than its self-image usually suggests, but Argentina is perhaps an extreme case. Most Argentinians believe that Brazil contains more indigenous people than Argentina does; but in fact, according to the 2010 National Census, whereas Brazil included 850,000 persons […]

by Agustín Salvia and Berenice Rubio, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Most Latin American societies have been marked by underdevelopment and stark inequalities. In the mid-twentieth century, however, Argentinian society seemed to illustrate an alternative: high urbanization, full employment, universal healthcare and education, advanced intermediate industrialization and an extensive middle class – a relatively integrated […]

by Gabriel Kessler, National University of La Plata, Argentina, and member of ISA Research Committees on Futures Research (RC07), Social Stratification (RC28) and Social Psychology (RC42) What do Argentina’s micro-social relations look like? How do they vary within the country, and how does Argentina compare to other regions of the world? How are they influenced […]

by Juan Ignacio Piovani, member of ISA Research Committees on Futures Research (RC07) and Logic and Methodology (RC33), Pilar Pi Puig and Martín Urtasun, National University of La Plata, Argentina We joined Global Dialogue (GD) in 2016, following five years of impeccable Spanish translation performed under Majo Álvarez Rivadulla’s supervision in Colombia. Since then, each […]

by Rodolfo Elbert, Conicet and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and member of the ISA Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44) On November 22, 2015, Argentines elected Mauricio Macri as President for the 2015-2019 term, by a margin of less than three percent. Macri’s defeat of the Peronista candidate Daniel Scioli marked the end of […]

by Julián Rebón, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina It’s the morning of August 11, 2014 in the Garín district of Buenos Aires: 400 workers at Donnelley Graphic find a notice on the factory’s front door, announcing that the multinational company has closed its business in Argentina. Workers gather in an assembly, taking over the plant. […]

by Maristella Svampa, National University of La Plata, Argentina Across Latin America, activists and intellectuals are questioning the dynamics of capital accumulation and models of development, and debating categories such as neo-extractivism, buen vivir or the right to a good life, common goods, and the rights of nature. Questioning the sustainability of contemporary development models, […]

by Marian Sola Álvarez, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina Argentina is an emblematic case of expanding extractive activities – agribusiness, mega-mining, and, more recently, the exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons through fracking – which have given rise to multiple struggles and anti-extraction movements. As agribusiness emerged and was consolidated as an agricultural model, Argentina entered […]