Civilization and Violence by Cristina Rojas
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Civilization and Violence
By Cristina Rojas

Civilization and Violence

Regimes of Representation in Nineteenth-Century Colombia

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Civilization and Violence by Cristina Rojas

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Civilizationandviolenceare not necessarily the antagonists we presume-withcivilizationtamingviolence, andviolenceunmakingcivilization. Focusing on postindependence Colombia, this book brings to light the ways in whichviolenceandcivilizationactually intertwined and reinforced each other in the development of postcolonial capitalism.The narratives ofcivilizationandviolence, Cristina Rojas contends, play key roles in the formation of racial, gender, and class identities; they also provide pivotal logic to both the formation of the nation and the processes of capitalist development. During the Liberal era of Colombian history (1849-1878), a dominant creole elite enforced a "will tocivilization" that sought to create a new world in its own image. Rojas explores different arenas in which this pursuit meant the violent imposition of white, liberal, laissez-faire capitalism. Drawing on a wide range of social theory, Rojas develops a new way of understanding the relationship betweenviolenceand the formation of national identity-not just in the history of Colombia, but also in the broader narratives ofcivilization."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816634309
ISBN-10: 0816634300
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 149mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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