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In the Vortex of Violence : Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico / Gema Kloppe-Santamaría.

Author/Creator:
Kloppe-Santamaría, Gema, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (230 pages)
Series:
Violence in Latin American History ; 7
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Lynching -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In the Vortex of Violence examines the uncharted history of lynching in post-revolutionary Mexico. Based on a collection of previously untapped sources, the book examines why lynching became a persistent practice during a period otherwise characterized by political stability and decreasing levels of violence. It explores how state formation processes, as well as religion, perceptions of crime, and mythical beliefs, contributed to shaping people's understanding of lynching as a legitimate form of justice. Extending the history of lynching beyond the United States, this book offers key insights into the cultural, historical, and political reasons behind the violent phenomenon and its continued practice in Latin America today.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: In the Name of Justice: Lynch Mobs and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
1. Between Civilization and Barbarity. Lynching and State Formation in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
2. In the Name of Christ. Lynching and Religion in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
3. The Lynching of Atrocious Criminals. Justice, Crime News, and Extralegal Violence
4. The Lynching of the Wicked. Fat Stealers, Bloodsuckers, and Witches in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
Conclusion. Lynching Past and Present: Notes on Mexico and Latin America's Trajectory of Violence
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520975323
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520975323 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.