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Formalising personnel (in spanish)

There is a great ad at the moment encouraging employers to 'blanquear' their personnel, which means formalising, registering them - there is a tax moratorium right now enabling that without penalties. I am clearly not the only person to notice this, as it has provoked some comments on blogs, etc. Here is the ad itself + a parody version (about 'negreando' personnel, given the current financial crisis):…


Posted on July 27, 2009 at 9:20pm

Trade unions of public sector workers in Argentina.

This is some information about my current fieldwork. I am hoping to add to it as I find the time, but for now, below is a summary of my current research.

I am currently conducting fieldwork for a research project on ‘Citizenship, Trade Unionism and Subjectivity in Buenos Aires’. Argentinean trade unions are a totally fascinating field, in part because of a history of (sometimes contested) support for the Peronist movement from the 1940s onwards. In a world where – the story goes –… Continue

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

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At 8:27am on June 6, 2009, Keith Hart said…
Hi Sian, I think that blogpost is a good idea. I hope you get some takers. I would jump in myself,but I thought I would take a backseat, see what happens. Keith


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