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LLILAS New Faculty Presentations Series: "Consumption in the Time of Terror: Argentina in the Last Dictatorship"

Wed, November 6, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Hackett Room, SRH 1.313

Daniel Fridman, Dept. of Sociology and LLILAS, examines the politics of consumption in Argentina during the last dictatorship (1976-1983). At the same time the military junta carried its systematic plan of state repression, neoliberal economic policy-makers set out to produce and educate a new consumer, who would become "the sovereign of the market". New economic policies aimed at taming inflation indirectly encouraged middle class consumption of foreign goods and international tourism, giving birth to new forms of consumer culture. Dr. Fridman examines government consumer education campaigns and coverage of consumption, inflation, and the new consumer culture in the national press.

Daniel Fridman received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia University, where he was a Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. He previously studied sociology at the University of Buenos Aires and worked for the National Statistics Institute in Argentina. His articles have appeared in the journals Qualitative Sociology, Economy and Society, Left History, Latin American Essays, and Apuntes de Investigación.

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