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Sanitizing Argentina: Hegemonic Whiteness in the Europe of South America

Elfant, Rachel LU (2018) HEKM51 20181
Human Ecology
Abstract
This thesis examines underlying perceptions in Argentina about European culture, class, and
environment. In contemporary Argentina, the population is made up of a majority of European
descendants, distinguishing it from other countries in Latin America. Probing into the recent
migratory history, identities are remolded in order to emulate development and environmental
attitudes similar to those of their European dominators. Current political doctrines reflect
ideologies of Argentina’s founding fathers and are consequently transmitted to individual
opinions. Themes of coloniality, underdevelopment, hegemonic whiteness, and environment
reveal what it means to be part of a country developing in the modern world system and what
forces... (More)
This thesis examines underlying perceptions in Argentina about European culture, class, and
environment. In contemporary Argentina, the population is made up of a majority of European
descendants, distinguishing it from other countries in Latin America. Probing into the recent
migratory history, identities are remolded in order to emulate development and environmental
attitudes similar to those of their European dominators. Current political doctrines reflect
ideologies of Argentina’s founding fathers and are consequently transmitted to individual
opinions. Themes of coloniality, underdevelopment, hegemonic whiteness, and environment
reveal what it means to be part of a country developing in the modern world system and what
forces affect those ontologies. (Less)
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author
Elfant, Rachel LU
supervisor
organization
course
HEKM51 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Argentina, coloniality, environment, Europe, hegemonic whiteness, identity, immigration, underdevelopment
language
English
id
8948704
date added to LUP
2018-12-21 11:21:01
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2018-12-21 11:21:01
@misc{8948704,
  abstract     = {This thesis examines underlying perceptions in Argentina about European culture, class, and
environment. In contemporary Argentina, the population is made up of a majority of European
descendants, distinguishing it from other countries in Latin America. Probing into the recent
migratory history, identities are remolded in order to emulate development and environmental
attitudes similar to those of their European dominators. Current political doctrines reflect
ideologies of Argentina’s founding fathers and are consequently transmitted to individual
opinions. Themes of coloniality, underdevelopment, hegemonic whiteness, and environment
reveal what it means to be part of a country developing in the modern world system and what
forces affect those ontologies.},
  author       = {Elfant, Rachel},
  keyword      = {Argentina,coloniality,environment,Europe,hegemonic whiteness,identity,immigration,underdevelopment},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sanitizing Argentina: Hegemonic Whiteness in the Europe of South America},
  year         = {2018},
}