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Six Hypotheses about Che Guevara

See the previous post for background. I'm restricting myself to hypotheses that are testable with magazine data, for now. Magazines are relatively easy to access, easy to code, and they represent a wide range of popular interests (political and non-political) and viewpoints (left and right). No, I don't actually have this data. If you can think of more, I'd love to hear them. Popularization

H1: As the visibility of Che in non-political contexts increases, his visibility in political contexts will decline. H2: As the visibility of Che in non-political contexts increases, political critiques of him (both positive and negative) will become more superficial.
National and ethnic identities
H3: Che is more likely to be invoked with reference to ethnic identity in Latin American contexts than in Anglo-American contexts. H4: Che is more likely to be invoked in a nationalist (rather than internationalist) context by Cubans than by other nationalities.
Period effects
H5: After September 11, 2001, Che is more likely to be invoked in the context of terrorism. H6: After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Che's role in the Cuban government will be mentioned less frequently.

“Six Hypotheses about Che Guevara”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    I'm suspicious of anything that is easily testable.