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Figures Acknowledgements Introduction Exceptionalism Migration Space Multiculturalism Structure and texts Chapter 1: Neoliberalism and its crisis Chapter 2: The historical construction of whiteness in Argentina Chapter 3: Facing darkness in the literature of the crisis Literary production and the crisis `Asterix el encargado' La Villa Cucurto Chapter 4: `A Bolivian walks into a bar...': Race in New Argentinian Cinema The renovation of Argentinian cinema Bolivia Copacabana Chapter 5: Amerindians, fashion models and picketeers Huellas La conquista del desierto Grupo de Arte Callejero (GAC) Chapter 6: Cumbia villera and the new racialised marginality Cumbia music in Argentina The boom of cumbia villera Racialising the villero youth Afterword Works cited

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Ignacio Aguilo is Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester.


"Ignacio Aguilo's study is a major contribution to an emerging scholarship on race in Argentina. Built on solid research, The Darkening Nation presents a compelling account of the ways in which Argentine culture dealt with racial anxieties and struggled to redefine nationhood in the aftermath of the 2001 crisis."--Professor Ezequiel Adamovsky, University of Buenos Aires/University of San Martin

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