Political Authoritarianism In The Dominican Republic by C. Krohn-hansenPolitical Authoritarianism In The Dominican Republic by C. Krohn-hansen

Political Authoritarianism In The Dominican Republic

byC. Krohn-hansen

Hardcover | January 13, 2009

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What is “authoritarian rule” and how can we best study it? Using the case of the twentieth-century Dominican southwest, this book investigates new ways of analyzing political authoritarianism. The Dominican Republic was ruled for several decades in the twentieth century by the dictator Rafael Trujillo and later by another authoritarian leader, Joaquín Balaguer. In this study, Krohn-Hansen examines “from below” the state formation headed by Trujillo and Balaguer. The book offers a historical ethnography from one part of the country. Krohn-Hansen argues that it should be imperative to approach authoritarian histories – like other histories – on the basis of detailed investigations of power relationships, everyday practices, and meanings.

Christian Krohn-Hansen is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oslo. He is coeditor, with Knut G. Nustad, of State Formation: Anthropological Perspectives.
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Title:Political Authoritarianism In The Dominican RepublicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:January 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230609538

ISBN - 13:9780230609532

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Island, State, and Community * Kin, Friends, and Leaders * Chapter 4 * Negotiating Rule: The Reformists and the Public Sector * Negotiating Rule: Political Fraud as Interaction * Constructing Masculinity, Negotiating Rule * Making the Nation * Bloody Memories * Conclusion

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“This book is an investigation of political networks and cultural ideas of power and authority conducted by the author since the early 1990s in the Dominican Republic. This is a richly documented and well-informed study of how authoritarian rule was created, legitimated, and embraced by various dominant and subaltern groups in Dominican society for many decades.”--Thomas Blom Hansen, Religious Studies at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the Universiteit van Amsterdam