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The Spectacular City: Violence and Performance in Urban Bolivia


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August 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This study analyzes a popular festival and vigilante lynching, examining them as a form of political spectacle performed by improverished people who want to gain access to the potential benefits of citizenship in a modern city.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction: Becoming visible in neoliberal Bolivia; Ethnography, governmentality and urban life; Urbanism, modernity and migration in Cochabamba; Villa Sebastian Pagador and the politics of community; Performing national culture in the Fiesta de San Miguel; Spectacular violence and citizen security; Conclusion: Theaters of memory and the violence of citizenship

Portrait

Daniel M. Goldstein is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Pressestimmen

"The Spectacular City is a highly original contribution to the ethnography of law, violence, and the state. I know of no other account that explores the connections between localism and violence so thoroughly, nor through the lens of performance." Carol Greenhouse, co-editor of Ethnography in Unstable Places: Everyday Lives in Contexts of Dramatic Political Change "The Spectacular City is a highly original contribution to the ethnography of law, violence, and the state. Daniel M. Goldstein explores the connections between localism and violence both as situated action and as genres of performance, resulting in a nuanced analysis of politics between state and nonstate forms."--Carol Greenhouse, coeditor of Ethnography in Unstable Places: Everyday Lives in Contexts of Dramatic Political Change "Fascinating and rich in ethnographic detail, The Spectacular City is particularly important at this moment because it examines the increase in common crime that has accompanied the consolidation of neoliberal capitalism in Latin America. Although it is widely appreciated that crime has gotten worse, there are very few anthropological studies that explore this phenomenon at the local level."--Lesley Gill, author of The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas
EAN: 9780822333708
ISBN: 0822333708
Untertitel: 'Latin America Otherwise: Langu'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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