Vocation and political activism: sacrifice, stigma, love, utopia? published now in Social Anthropology/ Anthropologie Sociale
This article is now out, and available here (open access). It’s part of a special section on utopian confluences and generative politics, edited by Ruy Llera Blanes and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen – ToC here.
Thanks to Ruy and Bjørn for their work to pull the collection together, I’m really happy to be a part of it.
This is the abstract:
In this paper, I explore religious languages for political activism through values commonly given as reasons for becoming a unionist in Argentina. My interlocutors repeatedly emphasised their sense of vocation and service, as well as love, commitment and passion for the cause and for fellow activists or workers. Together, these related values comprise the sacred aspects of political activism, which is informed by a specific history of the blend between Peronism and Catholicism since the mid‐20th century.
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