Changing the Rules of the Game: Labor, Law, and Citizenship in Argentina, 1973-1983
Kellogg Visiting Fellow
Changing the Rules of the Game examines the creation, enactment, and application of labor law in Argentina during the tumultuous "long" 1970s (1973-1983). Against a backdrop of economic turmoil, armed leftist guerrillas, political upheaval, and the bloodiest military dictatorship in Argentine history, state authorities, employers, union leaders, and rank-and-file workers all fought over how practices of work would be structured--and, by extension, how the boundaries of citizenship would be defined and contested. In this presentation, Dr. Brudney will share the introduction to his monograph, laying out the book's arguments, theoretical stakes, and historical background.
Edward Brudney is assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga whose research focuses on the intersections between labor organizing, changing modes of capital accumulation, and memory, mostly in late twentieth-century Argentina. He is a Kellogg Institute visiting fellow for the spring 2024 semester...