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States of violence

Author: Fernando Coronil; Julie Skurski
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006.
Series: Comparative studies in society and history book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This extraordinary collection of essays recasts prevailing understandings of the role of violence in the formation of the modern world. By illuminating the links between exceptional ruptures and the routine maintenance of social order, the collection expands and redefines our understanding of political violence. By means of a combination of detailed historical studies and imaginative reflection, this book explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
States of violence.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607734789
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Coronil; Julie Skurski
ISBN: 0472098934 9780472098934 0472068938 9780472068937
OCLC Number: 60826469
Description: xii, 472 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: States of violence and the violence of states / Julie Skurski and Fernando Coronil --
Civilization and barbarism : cattle frontiers in Latin America / Silvio R. Duncan Baretta and John Markoff --
Dismembering and remembering the nation : the semantics of political violence in Venezuela / Fernando Coronil and Julie Skurski --
Mad mullahs and Englishmen : discourse in the colonial encounter / David B. Edwards --
Tea talk : violent measures in the discursive practices of Sri Lanka's estate tamils / E. Valentine Daniel --
"Better occasional murders than frequent adulteries" : discourses on banditry, violence, and sacrifice in the Mediterranean / Paul Sant Cassia --
Of crowds and empires : Afro-Asian riots and European expansion, 1857-1882 / Juan R.I. Cole --
Ethnic violence on the South African gold mines / T. Dunbar Moodie --
Violence in the big house : the limits of discipline and the spaces of resistance / Charles Bright --
Sexual violence, discursive formations, and the state / Veena Das --
Violence and vision : the prosthetics and aesthetics of terror / Allen Feldman.
Series Title: Comparative studies in society and history book series.
Responsibility: Fernando Coronil and Julie Skurski, editors.
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