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The Resource Law in a lawless land : diary of a "limpieza" in Colombia, Michael Taussig

Law in a lawless land : diary of a "limpieza" in Colombia, Michael Taussig

Label
Law in a lawless land : diary of a "limpieza" in Colombia
Title
Law in a lawless land
Title remainder
diary of a "limpieza" in Colombia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Taussig
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Colombia is a modern state falling to pieces, wracked by more than half a century of bloody civil war, political conflict, and violence associated with the drug trade, in spite of a multi-billion-dollar influx of American support that makes the country the third-largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid." "Michael Taussig has produced a chronicle of chaos and disorder as it afflicts one small town in Colombia's Cauca Valley. He records two weeks of the town's occupation by armed paramilitary forces conducting a limpieza, or "cleaning," threatening villagers and assassinating undesirables, whose bodies are left on display as a warning to others." "Riveting in its personal and political details, the true subject of Law in a Lawless Land is violence itself and the lives it corrupts and destroys. Taking inspiration from sources as diverse as Jean Genet, Simone Weil, and Walter Benjamin, Taussig's moving and lyrical diary of the limpieza captures the unreality of Colombia's dire situation today along with the nuances and tragedies of everyday life consumed by war, the uncertainty and terror of existence in the face of fear and atrocity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taussig, Michael T
Dewey number
303.6/09861
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN310.Z9
LC item number
V5763 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Death squads
  • Terrorism
Label
Law in a lawless land : diary of a "limpieza" in Colombia, Michael Taussig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The First Week
  • 1
  • The Second Week
  • 109
  • Postscript, New York
  • 187
  • A View from the Outside
  • 191
Control code
52182621
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9781565848634
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2003051324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Law in a lawless land : diary of a "limpieza" in Colombia, Michael Taussig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The First Week
  • 1
  • The Second Week
  • 109
  • Postscript, New York
  • 187
  • A View from the Outside
  • 191
Control code
52182621
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9781565848634
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2003051324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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