In the Vortex of Violence, Volume 7: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$41.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
August 18, 2020
Pages
230
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.7 X 9.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520344037

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About the Author

Gema Kloppe-SantamarĂ­a is Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Loyola University Chicago. She is the lead editor of Violence and Crime in Latin America: Representations and Politics and Human Security and Chronic Violence in Mexico: New Perspectives and Proposals from Below.