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Author Rojas, Cristina.

Title Civilization and violence : regimes of representation in nineteenth-century Colombia / Cristina Rojas ; foreword by Michael J. Shapiro
Published Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 224 pages) : illustrations
Series Borderlines ; v. 19
Borderlines (Minneapolis, Minn.) ; v. 19
Contents Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Civilization as History; 1. The Will to Civilization; 2. Civilization and Violence; 3. The Political Economy of Civilization; 4. The Subalterns' Voices; 5. The Will to Civilization and Its Encounter with Laissez-Faire; 6. Representation, Violence, and the Uneven Development of Capitalism; Conclusion: Civilizations--Clash or Desire?; Notes; Index
Summary Civilization and violence are not necessarily the antagonists we presume--with civilization taming violence, and violence unmaking civilization. Focusing on postindependence Colombia, this book brings to light the ways in which violence and civilization actually intertwined and reinforced each other in the development of postcolonial capitalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Capitalism -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century.
Power (Social sciences) -- Colombia.
Violence -- Colombia.
Colombia -- Civilization -- 19th century.
Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Colombia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816634300
0816634319 (paperback; alk. paper)
0816690693 (electronic bk.)
9780816634316 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780816690695 (electronic bk.)