Disagreement and hope: the hidden transcripts of political recovery in Argentina post crisis

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IThis chapter explores the fate of the emancipatory energy of the December 2001 mobilisation. Many of the demands put forward during the December 2001 events by mobilised citizens and social and labour movements were incorporated into the state agenda. Yet, QSVT produced an excess that has no grammar in the logic of state power/policy. The process of how QSVT was “translated” into law and policy is discussed with reference to the contentious politics surrounding ‘dignified work’ between the state and radical sectors of the movement of unemployed workers (Piqueteros). Appropriation and integration began with repression (during the December 2001 events and at Pueyrredón Bridge, Avellaneda in June 2002 where two Piqueteros protesters were killed). The later constitute the foundations for the creation of a new stability that de-radicalised the spirit of QSVT. The two tenets of QSVT (disagreement and hope) remain the ‘hidden transcripts’ of the political recovery of Argentina post-crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArgentina since the 2001 Crisis
Subtitle of host publicationRecovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future
EditorsCara Levey, Daniel Ozarow, Chris Wylde
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, U. K.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages115- 133
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781137434258
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Publication series

NameStudies of the Americas


  • disagreement
  • hope
  • Ranciere
  • Bloch
  • hidden transcript
  • popular uprising
  • Argentina 2001
  • Piqueteros


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