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De Milongas a la Casa Rosada: Contribuciones y representaciones de la mujer en la industria del espectáculo popular argentino (1930-1950)


My dissertation examines from an interdisciplinary approach the construction of new identities based on the models of female artists working in the Industry of Entertainment since the second period of Yrigoyenist Presidency (1928-1930) until Peronism (1946-1952). It argues that in these historical contexts, coincidental with the enlargement of the middle class and massive integration of women in the public sphere, the female cultural agency becomes a key process that paves the way for the emergence of a female political identity embodied by Eva Perón in the 1940s, founder of the Female Peronist Party (1949) and promoter of the Female Suffrage Law (1947). By examining the significance of popular culture opened up by the Industrialization of Argentine Cinema in the 1930s, my research aims to contribute to the interdisciplinary study of nation formation and identity in Peronism, a field traditionally dominated by polarizing interpretations of its sociopolitical and cultural components.

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