The figure of the bandit in history, culture and social theory

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Title: The figure of the bandit in history, culture and social theory
Authors: Baker, Pascale
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Date: Oct-2015
Online since: 2021-03-11T16:44:35Z
Abstract: A man on a horse, glaring into the midday sun, bandana around his face and a gun strapped to his side. Is this the picture of a villain or a hero, a criminal or a social bandit, a fighter for the people? Revolutionaries, Rebels and Robbers delivers a comprehensive study of banditry in Latin America, studying both the actual practices and effects of banditry as well as its representation in books, film, and other media. Examining banditry in Mexico, the Hispanic US Southwest, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, and Cuba, and making use of tools from Latin American and Hispanic studies, film studies, visual studies, and legal and social history, this book offers the most detailed and wide-ranging study of its kind presently available.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: The University of Wales Press
Series/Report no.: Iberian and Latin American Studies
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Author
Keywords: Latin Bandit mythSocial theoryLatin American literatureLatin American history
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Baker, P. Revolutionaries, Rebels and Robbers: The Golden Age of Banditry in Mexico, Latin America and the Chicano American Southwest, 1850-1950
ISBN: 9781783163434
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