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CARRIZO, Gabriel. Peronism and petroleum unionism in times of the Military Government of Comodoro Rivadavia, 1944 - 1955. Trab. soc. [online]. 2012, n.19, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1514-6871.

In this article we propose to analyze the petroleum unionism in Comodoro Rivadavia during the period of the Military Government (1944 - 1955). This stage coincided with the first Peronism period, which generated two antagonistic groups to the interior of the main trade union of the petroleum state company, the Union of YPF Workers and Employees. From the canonical historiography perspective about Peronism, the dissolution of the autonomist group has been explained in terms of peronización and cooptation, in the frame of the conservative position that Perón would have acquired from 1952. From the analysis of the speech, our perspective seeks to move away from this type of arguments. The dispute between both sectors of the trade union and the dissolution of the autonomist group would explain from some elements that constitute the populist speech: the presentation of a hurt, the appearance of a new political subject, the community life partition by two groups and the irreductibility of this division.

Keywords : Unionism; Populism; Peronism; Petroleum workers; Military government.

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