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The Age of Youth in ArgentinaCulture, Politics, and Sexuality from Peron to Videla$
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Valeria Manzano

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469611617

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611617.001.0001

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The World of the Students

The World of the Students

(p.44) The World of the Students
The Age of Youth in Argentina

Valeria Manzano

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines both secondary schools and universities, chiefly from 1956 to 1966. By reconstructing student experiences at both levels, it explores how secondary schools continued to be spaces wherein boys and girls interacted with and eventually reacted against authoritarian and hierarchical practices. By contrast, the admittedly expanding minority of young people who enrolled in the public universities represented themselves as the epitome of the modernizing 1960s. While the daily life of secondary school and university students took place in a continuum from their classrooms to the street corners, at times many of them went forcefully to a third space, the streets. The chapter assesses the novelties of student politicization in the early 1960s with regard to previous traditions of student politics in Argentina. It shows that the trope of the “revolutionary student” haunted the public imagination, helping to create consensus for the 1966 coup d’état, when the military intervened in the universities.

Keywords:   Argentina, secondary schools, universities, students, youth, politicization, student activism

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