SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.25 issue2Intrametropolitan residential mobility in Buenos Aires (2005-2010)The associative field of family farming in the province of Santa Fe: from rural development to political mobilization (2000-2017) author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Población y sociedad

On-line version ISSN 1852-8562


SOPRANO, Germán  and  MELLADO, Virginia. Military and elites in XXth and XXIst centuries in Argentina: Problematizing theoretical definitions and empirical uses of categories. Poblac. soc. [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.2, pp.144-175. ISSN 1852-8562.

The military has been associated with Argentina’s social, economic, political and State elites. This article studies their relations from the beginning of the XXth century up to the present. It analyzes military recruitment carried out, mainly, in urban middle classes of the pampeana region; the officers’ relations with upper class society; the construction of  military prestige as moral elite, the increase of its functions of social responsibility in educational activities, their incorporation to the ruling elite as high political and technical State officials; and its decline as ruling elite resulting  from the loss of prestige and social recognition of the Armed Forces since the crisis of the last dictatorship.

Keywords : Military; Armed Forces; Elites; State; Sociability.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License