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Revolutionaries, Rebels and Robbers

The Golden Age of Banditry in Mexico, Latin America and the Chicano American Southwest, 1850-1950

Author(s): Pascale Baker

Language: English

Genre(s): History

Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • October 2015 · 272pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9781783163434
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783163458
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783163465
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781783163441

About The Book

This volume delivers a comprehensive study of banditry in Latin America and of its cultural representation. In its scope across the continent, looking closely at nations where bandit culture has manifested itself forcefully – Mexico (the subject of the case study), the Hispanic south-west of the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba – it imagines a ‘Golden Age’ of banditry in Latin America from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1940s when so-called ‘social bandits’, an idea first proposed by Eric Hobsbawm and further developed here, flourished. In its content, this work offers the most detailed and wide-ranging study of its kind currently available.ContentsIntroduction: The Idea of a Golden Age of Latin American Banditry 1850-19501. The Figure of the Bandit in History, Culture and Social Theory2. Mexico: The Myth of the Bandit Nation3. Mexico’s Classic Bandit Narrative: Los de abajo4. Beyond Mexico I: Bandit Cultures in Latin America5. Beyond Mexico II: Chicano Bandit CulturesConclusion

Contents

Introduction: The Idea of a Golden Age of Latin American Banditry 1850-1950
1.The Figure of the Bandit in History, Culture and Social Theory
2.Mexico: The Myth of the Bandit Nation
3.Mexico’s Classic Bandit Narrative: Los de abajo
4.Beyond Mexico I: Bandit Cultures in Latin America
5.Beyond Mexico II: Chicano Bandit Cultures
Conclusion

About the Author(s)

Pascale Baker

Pascale Baker has worked as a University Teacher in Hispanic Studies at the Universities of Sheffield and Edinburgh.

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