The Varieties of Latin American Banditry

Author: Richard W. Slatta

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 8564


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

View: 5477


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: 3007


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.

Contested Nation

The Mapuche, Bandits, and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Chile

Author: Pilar M. Herr

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826360955

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 7138


Throughout the colonial period the Spanish crown made numerous unsuccessful attempts to conquer Araucanía, Chile’s southern borderlands region. Contested Nation argues that with Chilean independence, Araucanía—because of its status as a separate nation-state—became essential to the territorial integrity of the new Chilean Republic. This book studies how Araucanía’s indigenous inhabitants, the Mapuche, played a central role in the new Chilean state’s pursuit of an expansionist policy that simultaneously exalted indigenous bravery while relegating the Mapuche to second-class citizenship. It also examines other subaltern groups, particularly bandits, who challenged the nation-state’s monopoly on force and were thus regarded as criminals and enemies unfit for citizenship in Chilean society. Pilar M. Herr’s work advances our understanding of early state formation in Chile by viewing this process through the lens of Chilean-Mapuche relations. She provides a thorough historical context and suggests that Araucanía was central to the process of post-independence nation building and territorial expansion in Chile.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: 797

View: 759


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: Political Science

Page: 183

View: 7126


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.

Police Pursuit Driving

Controlling Responses to Emergency Situations

Author: Geoffrey P. Alpert,Roger G. Dunham

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 4941


Using the analogy between improper use of firearms and improper pursuit driving, Alpert and Dunham analyze the police car as a potentially dangerous weapon. The book is based upon information gathered over several years in Dade County (Miami), Florida. The data, which includes details of deaths, injuries, and property damage as well as arrests and apprehensions of felony suspects, are presented not to scare the reader, but to assist the public, members of the law enforcement community, and politicians to understand more clearly the role of pursuit in policing and crime control.