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Buffington, Robert 1952-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 8,184 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F1234, 972.08203
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Most widely held works by Robert Buffington
Mexico : an encyclopedia of contemporary culture and history by Don M Coerver( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ties that bind the United States to Mexico are varied and strong, but how well do we know our fascinating neighbor to the South? Mexicans are the largest U.S. immigrant group, and Mexico is America's favorite tourist destination
Criminal and citizen in modern Mexico by Robert Buffington( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminales y ciudadanos en el México moderno examina conceptos escogidos de crimen y criminalidad de fines del siglo XVIII a principios del siglo XX. En México esos conceptos representaron áreas debatidas en el terreno social, lugares donde las ideas generalizadas acerca de la criminalidad trascendieron el acto criminal individual para cruzarse con amplios temas de clase, raza, género y sexualidad. Fue en esa intersección en la que la sociedad del México moderno reveló su alma. Actitudes hacia la amalgama de razas e indios, estilos de vida de las clases bajas y léperos, mujeres y desviaciones sexuales, todo influyó en las percepciones de la criminalidad y determinó por último la cuestión de la ciudadanía: quién pertenecía y quién no. El discurso liberal de tolerancia y derechos humanos, el discurso positivista de orden y progreso, el discurso revolucionario de justicia social e integración buscaban a su vez encubrir las exclusiones de la sociedad mexicana moderna tras un velo de criminalidad —para proscribir como criminales las actividades que los criminólogos, penalistas y antropólogos vincularon claramente a los grupos sociales marginados
Keen's Latin American civilization : history & society, 1492 to the present by Benjamin Keen( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian and Hispanic origins -- Conquest and colonization -- The colonial political economy -- Colonial society and culture -- Late colonial development -- Independence and its aftermath -- Constructing the nation-state -- Consolidating the nation-state -- Challenges to the nation-state
Reconstructing criminality in Latin America( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined, and reacted to criminal behavior. Crime in Latin America is explored in terms of gender, race, class, and criminological theory. The highly readable essays in this book explore how Catholic notions of sin, natural law, the ""divine"" rights of absolutist monarchs, liberal rights of ""man, "" positivism, and social Darwinism received a sympathetic, even enthusiastic, endorsement from pol
A global history of sexuality : the modern era by Robert Buffington( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Global History of Sexuality provides a provocative, wide-ranging introduction to the history of sexuality from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Contributions written by prominent historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and sexuality studies scholars engage the very best and most recent research into what sexuality has meant in the everyday lives of individuals; in the imagined communities formed by the powerful bonds of shared religion, ethnicity, language, and national citizenship; and on the turbulent global stage of cultural encounter, imperialist expansion, transnational migration, and international commerce."--Back cover
True stories of crime in modern Mexico( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sentimental education for the working man : the Mexico City penny press, 1900-1910 by Robert Buffington( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing the satirical Mexico City penny press from 1900 to 1910, Robert M. Buffington argues that the press offered its working-class readers alternative masculine scripts that they could adopt to challenge social hierarchies
Keen's Latin American Civilization : primary source reader( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tenth edition of Keen's Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This first volume retains most of the colonial period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions, including new sets of images representing Brazilian cannibals and "casta paintings" of mixed race families, an alternative conquest narrative, and five new readings on imperial governance, gender, and sexuality -including selections from the autobiography of a Spanish nun who took on a male persona to fight as a soldier in the American colonies ... Concise introductions for chapters and excerpts provide essential context for understanding the primary sources."--Descripción del editor
Keen's latin american civilization : a primary source reader by Robert Buffington( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic anthology provides essential primary text-based and visual documents, contextualized by editorial introductions and essays
Forging the fatherland : criminality and citizenship in modern Mexico by Robert Buffington( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within this larger context, specific chapters also function as independent essays: chapter one examines the racist and classist subtexts embedded in post-Enlightenment, "classic" criminology; chapter two, the role of evolutionary science in legitimizing these subtexts; chapter three, the use of popular literary techniques in the construction of "scientific" criminology; chapter four, the place of prison reform in Mexican political discourse; and chapter five, the role of penal code reform in political legitimation
Mexico : an encyclopedia of contemporary history and culture by Don M Coerver( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law and society in Latin America since 1800 by Robert Buffington( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex trafficking by Robert Buffington( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La periodización y sus críticos concepción social de la delincuencia y la criminalidad en el México moderno by Robert Buffington( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The colonial era( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Keen's Latin American civilization : history & society, 1492 to the present( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The central theme of the text is Latin America's economic dependency on European powers and the United States, and its struggle for liberation from dependency and its consequences: social decline, mass poverty, and corrupt, arbitrary governments.-Back cover
The modern era( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Forging the fatherland: Criminality and citizenship in modern Mexico by Robert Buffington( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines elite discourse about crime and criminality in modern Mexico. This discourse was intimately connected to discussions of citizenship (and thus inclusion in the Mexican nation-state) which became increasingly important after Independence from Spain in 1821. Elites recognized that a broad, egalitarian definition of citizenship was a potent source of legitimation for a nation in the throes of self-definition. To these discussions of citizenship, discourse about crime and criminality added an effective counterpoint, identifying individuals and groups within the new nation that merited exclusion. Specifically, this study examines the emerging discourses of criminology and penology which attempted to bring a rational, even scientific approach to the long-standing problem of crime. These "liberal" discourses (and the criminal justice system they inspired) eschewed the overtly racist and classist legal legacy of Mexico's colonial past. However, despite their egalitarian pretensions, criminology and penology often rearticulated colonial social distinctions, first by covertly embedding traditional biases in a contradictory liberal rhetoric and later by legitimizing these prejudices with evolutionary science. Ultimately, little changed in post-Independence Mexican social relations: the poor, the indio, the mestizo continued to be excluded from participation in mainstream society, not because they were legally segregated as in the colonial period but because of their supposed criminality. Even Mexico's great social revolution generated few effective changes. Like their predecessors, revolutionary elites attempted to exploit the legitimizing potential of the criminal justice system but again without significantly redefining its basic clientele. The socially-marginal continued to pose a threat to public order and economic progress; thus they continued to be excluded from public life. Within this larger context, specific chapters also function as independent ess
 
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Criminal and citizen in modern MexicoKeen's Latin American civilization : history & society, 1492 to the presentReconstructing criminality in Latin AmericaTrue stories of crime in modern MexicoMexico : an encyclopedia of contemporary history and culture