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The Resource The magical state : nature, money, and modernity in Venezuela, Fernando Coronil

The magical state : nature, money, and modernity in Venezuela, Fernando Coronil

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The magical state : nature, money, and modernity in Venezuela
Title
The magical state
Title remainder
nature, money, and modernity in Venezuela
Statement of responsibility
Fernando Coronil
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1935, after the death of dictator General Juan Vicente Gomez, Venezuela consolidated its position as the world's major oil exporter and began to establish what today is South America's longest-lasting democratic regime. Endowed with the power of state oil wealth, successive presidents appeared as transcendent figures who could magically transform Venezuela into a modern nation. During the 1974-78 oil boom, dazzling development projects promised finally to effect this transformation. Yet now the state must struggle to appease its foreign creditors, counter a declining economy, and contain a discontented citizenry. In critical dialogue with contemporary social theory, Fernando Coronil examines key transformations in Venezuela's polity, culture, and economy, recasting theories of development and highlighting the relevance of these processes for other postcolonial nations. The result is a timely and compelling historical ethnography of political power at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary reflections on modernity and the state
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coronil, Fernando
Dewey number
306.2/0987
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JL3831
LC item number
.C67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Venezuela
Label
The magical state : nature, money, and modernity in Venezuela, Fernando Coronil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-431) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Magical State and Occidentalism --- Part. I. Premiere -- The Nature of the Nation: State Fetishism and Nationalism. 1. History's Nature -- 2. The Nation's Two Bodies -- Part. II. Debut -- Venezuelan Counterpoint: Dictatorship and Democracy. 3. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Dictatorship -- 4. Constructing the Nation The Nation as a Construct -- 5. The Twenty-third of January of Democracy --- Part. III: Revival -- The Petrostate and the Sowing of Oil. 6. The Motors Wars: The Engines of Progress -- 7. Mirages of El Dorado: The Death of a Tractor Factory -- 8. The Devil's Excrement: Criminality and Sociality --- Part. IV: Sequel -- Black Gold: Money Fetishism and Modernity. 9. Harvesting the Oil: The Storm of Progress -- 10. Beyond Occidentalism: a Subaltern Modernity
Control code
36499002
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 447 pages
Isbn
9780226116020
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
97008000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The magical state : nature, money, and modernity in Venezuela, Fernando Coronil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-431) 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
Introduction: The Magical State and Occidentalism --- Part. I. Premiere -- The Nature of the Nation: State Fetishism and Nationalism. 1. History's Nature -- 2. The Nation's Two Bodies -- Part. II. Debut -- Venezuelan Counterpoint: Dictatorship and Democracy. 3. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Dictatorship -- 4. Constructing the Nation The Nation as a Construct -- 5. The Twenty-third of January of Democracy --- Part. III: Revival -- The Petrostate and the Sowing of Oil. 6. The Motors Wars: The Engines of Progress -- 7. Mirages of El Dorado: The Death of a Tractor Factory -- 8. The Devil's Excrement: Criminality and Sociality --- Part. IV: Sequel -- Black Gold: Money Fetishism and Modernity. 9. Harvesting the Oil: The Storm of Progress -- 10. Beyond Occidentalism: a Subaltern Modernity
Control code
36499002
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 447 pages
Isbn
9780226116020
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
97008000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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