“Brings to bear an extraordinarily rich array of materials on the notion of modernization as a deep set of dislocations. Bergero covers the subject with encyclopedic sweep and in a truly interdisciplinary way. No work that I know of covers this material as completely.”
—Diana Sorensen, Harvard University
“A serious, deep, wonderful endeavor to understand how a complex construction of identities helped to create Buenos Aires as we know it today. What the author has done beautifully is to invite the reader to reconnoiter and understand a city and a culture.”
—Jorge Ruffinelli, Stanford University
”Reveals to the reader a fascinating variety of social texts. A wealth of rich material.”
—Hispanic American Historical Review
About the Author
Adriana J. Bergero is professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of El debate politico: Modernidad, poder y disidencia en Yo el Supremo de Augusto Roa Bastos; Haciendo camino: Pactos de la escritura en la obra de Jorge Luis Borges; and co-editor, with Fernando Reati, of Memoria colectiva y políticas de olvido: Argentina y Uruguay, 1970-1990.