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The Resource Liberalism at its limits : crime and terror in the Latin American cultural text, Ileana Rodríguez

Liberalism at its limits : crime and terror in the Latin American cultural text, Ileana Rodríguez

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Liberalism at its limits : crime and terror in the Latin American cultural text
Title
Liberalism at its limits
Title remainder
crime and terror in the Latin American cultural text
Statement of responsibility
Ileana Rodríguez
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Liberalism at Its Limits, Ileana Rodriguez considers several Latin American nations that govern under the name of liberalism yet display a shocking range of nondemocratic features. In her political, cultural, and philosophical analysis, she examines these environments in which liberalism seems to have reached its limits, as the universalizing project gives way to rampant nonstate violence, gross inequality, and neocolonialism. Focusing on Guatemala, Colombia, and Mexico, Rodriguez shows how standard liberal models fail to account for new forms of violence and exploitation, which in fact follow from specific clashes between liberal ideology and local practice. Looking at these tensions within the ostensibly well-ordered state, Rodriguez exposes how the misunderstanding and misuse of liberal principles are behind realities of political turmoil, and questions whether liberalism is in fact an ideology sufficient to empower populations and transition nation-states into democratic roles in the global order. In this way, Liberalism at Its Limits offers a critical examination of the forced fitting of liberal models to Latin American nations and reasserts cross-cultural communication as crucial to grasping the true link between varying systems of value and politics." -- Publisher description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodríguez, Ileana
Dewey number
320.51098
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574.2.L29
LC item number
R63 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Illuminations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberalism
  • Violence
  • Civil society
Label
Liberalism at its limits : crime and terror in the Latin American cultural text, Ileana Rodríguez
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cultures, nations, differences: the paradoxical fantasies of liberalism as democracy -- Western texts, indigenous histories, feminist readings: the struggle for civil rights within the context of liberalism -- Indigenous creencias, millenarian cultures, and counterpublic persuasion -- The violent text: separating the social and the political -- Constituting subaltern subjectivities, disclosing acts of violence -- Feminicidio, or the serial killings of women: labor shifts and disempowered subjects at the border -- The perverse heterosexual
Control code
289009059
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780822960195
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)289009059
Label
Liberalism at its limits : crime and terror in the Latin American cultural text, Ileana Rodríguez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cultures, nations, differences: the paradoxical fantasies of liberalism as democracy -- Western texts, indigenous histories, feminist readings: the struggle for civil rights within the context of liberalism -- Indigenous creencias, millenarian cultures, and counterpublic persuasion -- The violent text: separating the social and the political -- Constituting subaltern subjectivities, disclosing acts of violence -- Feminicidio, or the serial killings of women: labor shifts and disempowered subjects at the border -- The perverse heterosexual
Control code
289009059
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9780822960195
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008052969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)289009059

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