In the Wake of Neoliberalism: Citizenship and Human Rights in Argentina (Stanford Studies in Human Rights)
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Fundamentally, this book is concerned with the complex interrelationship between the discourse of human rights and the neoliberal project. In exploring the way in which "rights talk" is used and adapted locally by various activist groups, the book looks at the mutually formative and contentious interactions between ideas of human rights, rights of citizenship, and the concrete and envisioned social relationships that form the basis for social activism in the wake of neoliberalism.
HIJOS (Hijos por la Identidad y la Justicia contra el Olvido y el Silencio), 111, 155, 191n10 Historical continuity, 130–131 Historical memory, 2, 13, 26, 35, 52–54, 105, 131, 135 History, national, 33, 105, 28, 130–131, 166–168; street protest and, 171–172 Homogeneity, cultural, 97 Hotel Bauen, 15, 79–83, 118, 148–149, 154, 156, 158–159, 175 Hualde, Paula, 83, 176, 193n26 Human rights: in Argentina, 2, 41, 48, 51, 137, 168, 173; citizenship and, 78, 135, 168–170; democracy and, 49–51,
of society often dismissing “undesirable” groups like Jews as foreign and inassimilable. Assimilation was encouraged and enforced through various means. An example is the approved lists of names which could be given to children born in Argentina, as a means of facilitating easy pronunciation and understanding. The laws providing for state education of all residents also formed part of the broad set of policies that were the codification of this ideal. Throughout the first half of the twentieth
bankruptcy protection (concurso de acreedores) and claimed to be operating under accumulated debts of over US$8 million. Under commercial law in Argentina, a business that cannot fulfill its financial obligations enters into this preventive status. The intent is to bring together the owners with the creditors to ensure payment of the debts. However, the law also stipulates that, to protect jobs, an attempt must be made to save and reactivate the business. To this end, the commercial judiciary
different from than of his predecessors. Kirchner worked to dismantle the earlier politics of forgetting. His first actions once in office were to force high-ranking military and police officials to retire in order to bring about a change of command in these institutions. He also made immediate reforms to the judicial system, which was vital in bringing about the processing and disrobing of members of the Menemist Supreme Court on charges of corruption. These steps, perhaps one of his most
surrounding the turn of the twenty-first century have contested these terms, drawing on their geographical and historical positionality in rejecting what they cast as neoimperialism. Their rationale bears much in common with communitarian critiques of liberalism, which aspire to redirect attention from autonomous individuals to the notion of social responsibility.15 Yet this rejection of individualism does not come out of a predisposed adherence to anti-liberal philosophies, but in reaction to