The Unemployed Workers Movement in Argentina

Authors

  • James Petras

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-053-08-2002-01_5

Keywords:

Movements, Labor

Abstract

Latin America has witnessed three waves of overlapping and interrelated social movements over the last twenty-five years. The first wave, roughly from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, was largely composed of what were called "the new social movements." They included human rights, ecology, feminist, and ethnic movements as well as Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). Their leadership was largely lower middle class professionals, and their policies and strategies revolved around challenging the military and civilian authoritarian regimes of the time.

Published

2002-01-05

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Section

Articles