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Voices of crime : constructing and contesting social control in modern Latin America

Author: Luz Huertas Castillo; Bonnie A Lucero; Gregory J Swedberg; Ricardo Donato Salvatore
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book is a collection of essays looking at histories of crime and justice in Latin America, with a focus on social history and the interactions between state institutions, the press, and social groups. It argues that crime in Latin America is best understood from the "bottom up"--Not just as the exercise of power from the state. The book seeks to document and illustrate the "every day" experiences of crime in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luz Huertas Castillo; Bonnie A Lucero; Gregory J Swedberg; Ricardo Donato Salvatore
ISBN: 9780816533046 0816533040
OCLC Number: 948339484
Description: xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Studying the construction, negotiation, and repression of crime / Luz E. Huertas, Bonnie A. Lucero, and Gregory J. Swedberg --
Part 1. Constructing criminality: otherness in the discourses and policies on order and progress : Traveling criminals and transnational police cooperation in South America, 1890-1920 / Diego Galeano --
Imagining criminality: race, identity, and crime in Peru, 1890s-1930s / Luz E. Huertas --
Police imagination: the construction of drug users and drug trafficking in Chile, 1900-1950 / Marcos Fernández Labbé --
Between fiction and reality: policiales and the beginnings of the yellow press in Lima, 1940-1960 / Sönke Hansen --
Part 2. Navigating criminalization: agency and its limits amid state violence : Order in an occupied city: police and antiblack violence in Cienfuegos, Cuba, circa 1899 / Bonnie A. Lucero --
Visions of order: criminality, class, and community conceptions of the police in 1920s Buenos Aires / Juandrea Bates --
Prosecuting deviance: sexual violence in postrevolutionary Veracruz, 1920-1950 / Gregory J. Swedberg --
Between barbarity and tradition: past and present representations of lynching in Mexico / Gema Santamaría --
Conclusion : Toward an intersectional vision of crime / Bonnie A. Lucero.
Responsibility: edited by Luz E. Huertas, Bonnie A. Lucero, and Gregory J. Swedberg ; foreword by Ricardo D. Salvatore.

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Criminalizing individuals and actions is not the exclusive domain of the state; it emerges from the collective consciousness - the judgments of individuals and groups who represent societal thinking  Read more...

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