Crime and Punishment in Latin America Law and Society since Late Colonial Times

ISBN-10: 0822327449

ISBN-13: 9780822327448

Edition: 2001

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Description: This collection of essays explores the relationship between ordinary people and the law. The contributors share the view that law and legal phenomena are crucial elements in the formation and functioning of modern Latin American societies.

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 9/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Robert Buffingtonis Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.Lila Caimariis a researcher at CONICET in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Writing the History of Law, Crime, and Punishment in Latin America
Legal Mediations: State, Society, and the Conflictive Nature of Law and Justice
Crime in the Time of the Great Fear: Indians and the State in the Peruvian Southern Andes, 1780-1820
Women, Order, and Progress in Guzm�n Blanco's Venezuela, 1870-1888
Judges, Lawyers, and Farmers: Uses of Justice and the Circulation of Law in Rural Buenos Aires, 1900-1940
Work, Property, and the Negotiation of Rights in the Brazilian Cane Fields: Campos, Rio de Janeiro, 1930-1950
The Social and Cultural Construction of Crime
The Criminalizaton of the Syphilitic Body: Prostitutes, Health Crimes, and Society in Mexico City, 1867-1930
Healing and Mischief: Witchcraft in Brazilian Law and Literature, 1890-1922
Passion, Perversity, and the Pace of Justice in Argentina at the Turn of the Last Century
Cuidado con los Rateros: The Making of Criminals in Modern Mexico City
Contested Meanings of Punishment
The Penalties of Freedom: Punishment in Post-emancipation Jamaica
Death and Liberalism: Capital Punishment after the Fall of Rosas
Disputed Views of Incarceration in Lima, 1890-1930: The Prisoners' Agena for Prison Reform
Girls in Prison: The Role of the Buenos Aires Casa Correccional de Mujeres as an Institution for Child Rescue, 1890-1940
Remembering Freedom: Life as Seen From the Prison Cell (Buenos Aires Province, 1930-1950)
Afterword: Law and Society in Comparative Perspective
Contributors
Index
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