Valeria Manzano F'10, F'09, F'08

Valeria  Manzano
Associate Professor
History
Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina

ACLS New Faculty Fellows Program 2010
History
University of Chicago
PhD, Latin American History, Indiana University, Bloomington appointed in History at University of Chicago

Dissertation: "The Making of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality, 1958 - 1976"

Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships 2009
Latin American History
Indiana University Bloomington
The Making of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality, 1956-1976

This study shows how youth became a central discursive category and a crucial cultural and political actor in 1960s and 1970s Argentina. It demonstrates that middle- and working-class youths, albeit in different ways, became the bearers of an Argentine cultural modernization by creating new practices, spaces, and styles of sociability, and by reshaping the realm of consumption. As a consequence of this process, youths also transformed the ways of experiencing gender relations, changed sexual mores and practices, and re-conceptualized the meanings of eroticism. Youths likewise altered Argentine politics not only by creating and participating in youth political organizations but also by fostering a political culture of contestation that questioned the terms of citizenship and nationhood.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships 2008
Doctoral Candidate
Latin American History
Indiana University Bloomington
The Making of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality, 1958-1975

This dissertation studies how youth became a central cultural and political actor in 1960s and 1970s Argentina. It demonstrates that middle- and working-class young people, albeit in different ways, became the bearers of an Argentine cultural modernization by creating new practices, spaces, and styles of sociability, and by reshaping the realm of consumption. As a consequence of this process, young people also transformed the ways of experiencing gender relations and identities as well as radically changed sexual mores and practices. In addition, young people altered Argentine politics not only by creating and participating in youth political organizations but also by fostering a political culture of contestation that profoundly questioned the terms of citizenship and nationhood.