Crime & Punishment-CL

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September 2001



Essays in collection argue that Latin American legal institutions were both mechanisms of social control and unique arenas for ordinary people to contest government policies and resist exploitation.


Contents: Introduction Writing the history of law, crime and punishment in Latin America, Carlos A. Aguirre University of Oregon and Ricardo D. Salvatore Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires Part 1: Legal mediations: State, society, and the conflictive nature of law and justice Crime in the time of the great fear: Indians and the state in the Peruvian southern Andes, 1780-1820, Charles WalkerUniversity of California, Davis Women, order and progress in Guzman Blanco's Venezuela , 1870-1888, Arlene Diaz Indiana University Judges, lawyers, and farmers: Uses of justice and the circulation of law in rural Buenos Aires, 1900-1940, Juan Manuel R. PalacioUniversidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires Work, property , and the negotiation of rights in the Brazilian cane fields: Campos, Rio de Janeiro, 1930-1950, Luis A. GonzalezUniversity of Minnesota Part 2: The social and cultural construction of crime The criminalization of the syphilitic body: prostitutes health, crimes, and society in Mexico City, 1867-1930, Cristina Rivera-Garza San Diego State University Healing mischief: Witchcraft in Brazilian law and literature, 1890-1922, Dain Borges University of California, San Diego Passion, perversity, and the pace of justice in Argentina at the turn of the last century, Kristin Ruggiero University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cuidado con Los Rateros: the making of criminals in modern Mexico City Pablo Piccato Columbia University Part 3: Contested meanings of punishment The penalties of freedom: punishment in post-emancipation Jamaica, Diana Paton University of Newcastle Death and liberalism: Capital punishment after the fall of Rosas, Ricardo D. Salvatore Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires Disputed views of incarceration in Lima, 1890-1930: The prisoners agenda for prison reform, Carlos A. Aguirre University of Oregon Girls in prison: The role of the Buenos Aires Casa Correccional de Mujeres as an institution for child rescue, 1890-1940, Donna J. GuyUniversity of Arizona Remembering freedom: Life as seen from the prison cell (Buenos Aires province, 1930-1950), Lila M. Caimari University of Quilmes, argentina Afterword Law and society in comparative perspective, Douglas Hay York University, Ontario


Ricardo D. Salvatore is Professor of Modern History at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Carlos Aguirre is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Oregon.Gilbert M. Joseph is Farnam Professor of History and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University.


"This volume is timely and important, bringing to the public solid information and informed analysis of a variety of case studies organised around themes that have received too little attention in the historiography of Latin America. The introductory essay alone is a tour de force."- Thomas H. Holloway, Cornell University
EAN: 9780822327349
ISBN: 0822327341
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 480 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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