The Varieties of Latin American Banditry

Author: Richard W. Slatta

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This collection explores the varieties of banditry in Latin America and provides a major comparative testing of Hobsbawm's model of the social bandit. Comprised of a unique collection of essays, it contributes to a more accurate understanding of bandit leaders and followers, as well as to the analysis of banditry as a social phenomenon.

A Wandering Galilean: Essays in Honour of Seán Freyne

Author: Zuleika Rodgers,Margaret Daly-Denton,Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047427017

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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Reflecting the wide-ranging research interests of Seán Freyne, the essays in this volume address issues related to the study of Judaism from the Persian period to the Cairo Geniza, and from the development of the Christian movement to the early modern mapping of Galilee.

Kinship and Polity in the Poema de Mío Cid

Author: Michael Harney

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557530394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 4445


This study of the social content of the only Spanish epic surviving in more or less complete form provides a means of assessing the motives and intentions of the protagonist and of other characters. Chapters are devoted to such themes as the significance of kinship and lineage; amity as a system of fictive kinship, personal honor, and public organization; the importance of women and the meaning and function of marriage, dowry, and related practices; the emergence of polity as the result of a rivalry of social, legal, and economic systems; and the implications, within an essentially kin-ordered world, of the poem's notions of shame, honor, status, and social inequality.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: 797

View: 7987


Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations.

Taking Charge

Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice

Author: Anne T. Romano

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313268908

Category: Law

Page: 183

View: 2646


This volume, written for police officers, auxiliary police, probation and parole agents, and correctional personnel, offers a comprehensive guide to crisis intervention within the context of the criminal justice system. Aimed at helping criminal justice professionals develop the skills necessary to defuse and resolve a wide variety of crisis situations, the book examines specific types of crises in detail, analyzes their causes and how people react to them, and demonstrates techniques that can help the intervener "take charge" of situations for those persons temporarily unable to help themselves.


Author: David Alan Gilmour Waddell

Publisher: Oxford, England ; Santa Barbara, Calif. : Clio Press

ISBN: 9781851091065

Category: History

Page: 206

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