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GELER, Lea  y  GHIDOLI, María de Lourdes. Falucho, paradoxes of a “black hero” of a “white nation”: Race, class and gender in Argentina (1875-1930). Av. Cesor [online]. 2019, vol.16, n.20, pp.1-27. ISSN 1514-3899.

During the last decades of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century, Falucho, an Afro-descendant soldier and martyr of the Andes Army, was one of the Argentine’s most honored military heroes. In 1897 a statue in Buenos Aires was erected and the citizens massively congregated at its feet. Nevertheless, in spite of popular adoration, throughout the 20th century his figure would become unknown. At present, few Argentines recognize his name. Taking into consideration a broad historical period -late 19th century and first half of the 20th century-, we propose to focus on the trajectory of the Falucho’s figure in order to unravel some of the meanings given to racial differences in Argentina through time, and how the state traced its particular political economy with a racial, gender and class bias, creating representations that were reproduced by the population. We also aim to show how Afro-Argentines fought and discussed the forms of their inclusion in the nation, bearing in mind that the figure of Falucho was in fact promoted by Afro-descendant intellectuals.

Palabras clave : Afro-Argentines; Race; Class; Gender; Representations; Nation.

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