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GLOZMAN, Mara R.. The Argentinean Academy of Letters and Peronism (1946-1956). Anclajes [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 129-144. ISSN 1851-4669.
This article studies the relationships between the Argentinean Academy of Letters and the national government during the first period of Peronism (1946-1955). In order to achieve this purpose, we will analyse a corpus composed by different sort of texts -Academy's Bulletins, presidential discourses, government plans and parliamentary debates, inter alia- considering two aspects: (a) language representations that express certain conceptions of national culture and identity; (b) ideas concerning the State and Peronism. Firstly, the article aims to expose some important transformations that emerged from the relationship between the Peronist government and the Argentinean Academy of Letters, including a short period of significant coincidences. Secondly, the study intends to show that the process the Academy went through is similar to the one experienced by other scientific, cultural and educational institutions during the first Peronism, process that implicated the expression of two opposed positions: on the one hand, the defense of cultural liberalism and, on the other, an interventionist project that involved language and culture.
Palabras llave : Peronism; Argentinean Academy of Letters; Language and cultural politics; Hispanism; National language.