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

Title
The magical state : nature, money, and modernity in Venezuela / Fernando Coronil.
Published
Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Description
xvii, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents
Introduction: The Magical State and Occidentalism
Pt. I. Premiere - The Nature of the Nation: State Fetishism and Nationalism. 1. History's Nature. 2. The Nation's Two Bodies
Pt. 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
Pt. 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
Pt. IV. Sequel - Black Gold: Money Fetishism and Modernity. 9. Harvesting the Oil: The Storm of Progress. 10. Beyond Occidentalism: A Subaltern Modernity.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-431) and index.
Language
English
LCCN
97008000
ISBN
0226116018 (alk. paper)
0226116026 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Format
Book Book
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