The Fourth Enemy: Journalism and Power in the Making of Peronist Argentina, 1930-1955 by James CaneThe Fourth Enemy: Journalism and Power in the Making of Peronist Argentina, 1930-1955 by James Cane

The Fourth Enemy: Journalism and Power in the Making of Peronist Argentina, 1930-1955

byJames Cane

Paperback | November 1, 2013

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The rise of Juan Perón to power in Argentina in the 1940s is one of the most studied subjects in Argentine history. But no book before this has examined the role the Peronists’ struggle with the major commercial newspaper media played in the movement’s evolution, or what the resulting transformation of this industry meant for the normative and practical redefinition of the relationships among state, press, and public. In The Fourth Enemy, James Cane traces the violent confrontations, backroom deals, and legal actions that allowed Juan Domingo Perón to convert Latin America’s most vibrant commercial newspaper industry into the region’s largest state-dominated media empire. An interdisciplinary study drawing from labor history, communication studies, and the history of ideas, this book shows how decades-old conflicts within the newspaper industry helped shape not just the social crises from which Peronism emerged, but the very nature of the Peronist experiment as well.

James Cane is Associate Professor of Latin American History at the University of Oklahoma. James Cane is Associate Professor of Latin American History at the University of Oklahoma.
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Title:The Fourth Enemy: Journalism and Power in the Making of Peronist Argentina, 1930-1955Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.08 × 6 × 0.85 inPublished:November 1, 2013Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0271048778

ISBN - 13:9780271048772

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Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction: From Fourth Estate to Fourth Enemy

Part 1

1 The Fourth Estate

2 Journalism and Power in the Impossible Republic

Part 2

3 The Triumph of Silence

4 Journalism as Labor Power

5 Scenes from the Press Wars

Part 3

6 The Die Is Cast

7 The Fourth Enemy

Conclusion: Journalism and Power in the New Argentina

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Editorial Reviews

“In this book, James Cane examines one of the most controversial aspects of Juan Perón’s government in the 1940s and 1950s: his control of the press. Perón’s strategy, Cane convincingly argues, was actually the culmination of political practices initiated in the 1930s and of a process triggered by the modernization of the printed press. This is a significant contribution to Argentine cultural and political history.”—Ariel de la Fuente, Purdue University