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Perfiles latinoamericanos

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MACEIRA, Verónica. Workers' attitudes toward unions and collective action in Argentina. Perf. latinoam. [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.38, pp. 145-171. ISSN 0188-7653.

After the transformations in social and political conditions of Argentine workers in the '90, the organized fractions of the working class have recovered their prominence since 2003, because of the economic reactivation. In this study, we explore some aspects of the subjective reconstruction of this collective actor: representations and attitudes regarding unions and collective action. Research is based on a group of in-depth interviews with unionized workers who work either in the manufacture industry or in the construction sector, in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires. We describe the main tendencies, the profiles of different generations and the relations between trade-unionist consciousness and peronist identity.

Keywords : working class; workers attitudes; trade unions; colective action; peronism; union delegates; Argentina.

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