A new mentality for a new economy: performing the homo economicus in Argentina (1976–83)

@article{Fridman2010ANM,
  title={A new mentality for a new economy: performing the homo economicus in Argentina (1976–83)},
  author={Daniel Fridman},
  journal={Economy and Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={271 - 302}
}
Abstract This article examines the construction of the homo economicus in Argentina in the context of the last military dictatorship (1976–83). While the worldviews of the military and neo-liberal economists of the time were very different, their common concern for distortions in economic and political life made them translatable. These economists provided a new economic identity that would be in tune with monetarist theory, replace ‘distorting’ collective identities and allow individuals to be… Expand
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