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Routine Crisis: An Ethnography of Disillusion

Sarah Muir


Routine Crisis: An Ethnography of Disillusion interrogates the aftermath of Argentina’s 2001-2002 financial crisis. Among the Buenos Aires middle-class, that event quickly came to be recognizable not as rupture, but rather as the uncannily familiar repetition of the country’s long-term history of political-economic crises. It thus entailed a widely shared sense of disillusion, not only with the failed promises of neoliberal capitalism, but also with the promises of crisis itself to enable historical transformation. That dwelling in the negativity of crisis had profound consequences for people’ ... More

Keywords: crisis, disillusion, Buenos Aires, narrative, chronotope, negativity, capitalism, suspicious critique, event, semiosis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226752648
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226752815.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Muir, author
City College of New York

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