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Dancing Jacobins : a Venezuelan genealogy of Latin American populism, Rafael Sánchez

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Dancing Jacobins : a Venezuelan genealogy of Latin American populism
Title
Dancing Jacobins
Title remainder
a Venezuelan genealogy of Latin American populism
Statement of responsibility
Rafael Sánchez
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This long-awaited book presents an insightful and at the same time rollicking account of the Latin American populist form the author terms 'monumental governmentality.' It combines a theatricalizing of political leaders to a sometimes absurdly gigantic and statesque extent with those leaders' antic efforts to effectuate their political power through a syncopated, winking, salsa-like personal style that appeals directly to the mass audience. Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is the prime example, and the central focus of the book. Theoretically, the book is a marvelously rich example of anthropological writing, which can be read with pleasure by those not Latin Americanists for its insights in practical and poltiical philosophy. Historically and in term of policy, it gives an excellent account of a Latin American political style that tends simply to be laughed at in the U.S.--but that persists and is effective nonethess"--Publisher's website
  • "Since independence from Spain, a trope has remained pervasive in Latin America's republican imaginary: that of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism as irreconcilable poles within which a nation's life unfolds. This book apprehends that trope not just as the phantasmatic projection of postcolonial elites fearful of the popular sectors but also as a symptom of a stubborn historical predicament: the cyclical insistence with which the subaltern populations menacingly return to the nation's public spaces in the form of crowds"--
  • "Dancing Jacobins traces the populist 'monumental governmentality' that began to take shape in Venezuela and other Latin American nations around the time of independence, in response to the insistent return of subaltern populations in the form of crowds. Informed by a Bolivarian political theology, the nation's representatives, or 'dancing Jacobins, ' draw on the repertoire of busts, portraits, and equestrian statues of national heroes scattered across Venezuela in a montage of monuments and dancing--or universal and particular. To this day, the nervous oscillation between crowds and peoplehood intrinsic to this form of government has inflected the republic's institutions and constructs, which are haunted and imbued from within by the crowds they otherwise set out to mold, enframe, and address"--
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1950-
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Sánchez, Rafael
Dewey number
987.06/42092
Index
index present
LC call number
F2329
LC item number
.S257 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chávez Frías, Hugo
  • Venezuela
  • Populism
  • Crowds
  • Presidents
  • Politicians
  • Public relations and politics
  • Political culture
  • Latin America
  • Populism
  • Chávez Frías, Hugo
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Political culture
  • Politicians
  • Politics and government
  • Populism
  • Presidents
  • Public relations and politics
  • Latin America
  • Venezuela
Label
Dancing Jacobins : a Venezuelan genealogy of Latin American populism, Rafael Sánchez
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Populist Governmentality -- Overture -- Archeologies -- Bullying for Independence -- Statues and Statutes -- Theater for the Masses -- Monumental Governmentality -- The French Repertoire -- Scenes of the Imaginary I : The Fragile Collection -- Scenes of the Imaginary II : Bolívar Superstar -- The (Bolivarian) People is in the Army -- Conclusion: "In my image and likeness."
Control code
944302040
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823268887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1b3f7dq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944302040
Label
Dancing Jacobins : a Venezuelan genealogy of Latin American populism, Rafael Sánchez
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Populist Governmentality -- Overture -- Archeologies -- Bullying for Independence -- Statues and Statutes -- Theater for the Masses -- Monumental Governmentality -- The French Repertoire -- Scenes of the Imaginary I : The Fragile Collection -- Scenes of the Imaginary II : Bolívar Superstar -- The (Bolivarian) People is in the Army -- Conclusion: "In my image and likeness."
Control code
944302040
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823268887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1b3f7dq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944302040

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