Title

Writing in Argentina: The Adventures of a Yanqui in Porteñoland

Date of Award

5-2013

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department/Major

International Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Timothy Schorn

Second Advisor

Dr. Angela Helmer

Third Advisor

Deborah Van Damme - Zardeneta

Keywords

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Travel Writing

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures

Abstract

In today’s globalized world, it is extremely important to understand and appreciate

different cultures. Travel writing serves the purpose of providing educational

information about a culture while presenting it in a literary fashion. Argentina is a

beautiful nation with a turbulent past; continued political and economic instability

have shaped the culture of its capital, Buenos Aires. The objective of this Honors

thesis is to transport the reader to Buenos Aires and to demonstrate life in

Argentina by synthesizing the political and economic situation with accounts of

daily life. The thesis is a compilation of personal experiences and factual

information gathered during ten months of living in Buenos Aires.

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