Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Punto de Vista and the Argentine intellectual field : from dictatorship to democracy
Author: Mercader, Sofia
ISNI:       0000 0004 7972 4238
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2018
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
This thesis examines the development of the Argentine magazine Punto de Vista (1978- 2008) and its role in the cultural, political, and intellectual debates of the years surrounding the transition to democracy in Argentina (1983). Drawing from Bourdieu's concept of 'field', I argue that this magazine, and the group of intellectuals associated with it, represent a generation of people who have played a key role in the cultural and intellectual fields of contemporary Argentina. This research contributes to the field of Latin American studies insofar as it provides the first comprehensive account of the development of the Punto de Vista group and, more generally, it provides a partial account of the Argentine intellectual field of the transition to democracy. This thesis also stems from a detailed analysis of the magazine's articles and the historical context in which it emerged and consolidated its prestige. It also stems from a variety primary sources, including interviews with a number of Argentine intellectuals carried out by the author, personal archives, and unedited archival material. Following a chronological order, I trace back to the 1960s and early 1970s the Punto de Vista group's formative years, I later study the origins of the magazine in the context of the obscure years of dictatorship (1976-1983), and I explore the discussions set forth in the pages of the publication during the 1980s and 1990s, before and after the democratic transition. Thus, this thesis examines a variety of discussions, ranging from Argentine cultural history to politics, literature, and debates regarding the role of intellectuals, taking Punto de Vista as a focal point.
Supervisor: King, John Paul ; Ribeiro de Menezes, Alison Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: F1201 Latin America (General) ; HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform