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Estudios de filosofía práctica e historia de las ideas

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MELLADO, María Virginia. Historiographical Notes on Studies About the Elites in Argentina: Politics, Society and Economics in the XX Century. Estud. filos. práct. hist. ideas [online]. 2008, vol.10, n.2, pp.47-61. ISSN 1851-9490.

During the past decades a deep renovation and expansion of studies on élites and leader groups in Argentina have taken place. Many investigations started using new tools from the social sciences, namely anthropology and sociology, evidencing a more complex understanding of economic, political and social phenomena. This quantitative and qualitative expansion of historical, sociological and anthropological investigations cannot be detached from the set of factors that permitted the consolidation of these disciplines after the coming of democracy during the last decades of the XX century. Together with the issues posed by these advances, a broader and more complex image of reality can be sketched from the analysis of the leader groups. Moreover, these studies raised new questions about poorly explored periods. For this reason we attempt to outline a map of recent studies on élites and to make a historiographical evaluation of those contributions seeking for tools and approaches. This search, though partial and fragmentary, points at the common ground shared by Argentinean works and those of other countries, selecting a set of investigations on political, economical and social élites along the XX century.

Palabras clave : Leader groups; Historiography; Politics; Society; Economy; Power.

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