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Dilemmas of modernity Bolivian encounters with law and liberalism

Author: Mark Goodale
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. Stanford University Press Birmingham, AL, USA EBSCO Industries, Inc. 2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Dilemmas of Modernity' provides an innovative approach to the study of contemporary Bolivia, moving telescopically between social, political, legal, and discursive analyses, and drawing from a range of disciplinary traditions.

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Goodale
ISBN: 9780804759816 0804759812 9780804759823 0804759820 9780804769884 0804769885
OCLC Number: 703215881
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB42053461X (OCoLC)703215881
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-238) and index
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xv, 245 pages) Illustrations, maps.
Contents: Contents @fmct: Contents @toc4: List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgments @toc2: 1 Modern Dilemmas 2 Paris in the Andes: Law and the Modern Subject 3 The Making of a Legal Universe: Law and the Practice of Everyday Life 4 Courts of Desire: Gender, Power, and the Law 5 Human Rights and the Moral Imagination: Becoming Liberal in the Norte de Potosi 6 Modern Dreams: An Ethnography of Grandeur Conclusion New Revolutionary Moves @toc4: Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Mark Goodale


Dilemmas of Modernity provides a new framework for understanding Bolivia's contested present through the study of local encounters with transnational law, liberalism, and the institutions and agents  Read more...


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