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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. Based on a decade of research, it offers an account of local encounters with law and liberalism. Mark Goodale presents, through a series of finely grained readings, a window into the lives of people in rural areas of Latin America who are playing a crucial role in the emergence of postcolonial states. The book contends that the contemporary Bolivian experience is best understood by examining historical patterns of intention as they emerge from everyday practices. It provides a compelling case study of the appropriation and reconstruction of transnational law at the local level, and gives key insights into this important South American country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804759823
ISBN-10: 0804759820
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 263
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark Goodale

Mark Goodale is Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Lausanne.

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