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The spectacular city : violence and performance in urban Bolivia

Author: Daniel M Goldstein
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Series: Latin America otherwise.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this ethnography, Daniel Goldstein explores the significance of street festivals & vigilante lynchings in the lives of people in Villa Pagador, a barrio on the edge of Cochabamba in Bolivia. He illustrates how marginalized urban migrants express theiridentity & frustration by means of public performance.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Goldstein
ISBN: 0822333600 9780822333609 0822333708 9780822333708
OCLC Number: 54103827
Description: xiii, 274 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: becoming visible in neoliberal Bolivia --
Ethnography, governmentality, and urban life --
Urbanism, modernity, and migration in Cochabamba --
Villa Sebastián 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.
Series Title: Latin America otherwise.
Responsibility: Daniel M. Goldstein.
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