Bandits, Peasants, and Politics the Case of ""LA Violencia"" in Columbia
- List Price: $40.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
- Publish date: 03/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780292777583
- ISBN10: 0292777582
This book focuses on the second phase (1958-1965) of the struggle, in which the social dimensions of the conflict emerged in a uniquely Colombian form: the campesinos, shaped by the earlier violence, became social and political bandits, no longer acting exclusively for powerful men above them but more in defense of the peasantry. In comparing them with other regional expressions of bandolerismo, the authors weigh the limited prospects for the evolution of Colombian banditry into full-scale social revolution.
Published originally in 1983 as Bandoleros, gamonales y campesinos and now updated with a new epilogue, this book makes a timely contribution to the discourse on social banditry and the Colombian violencia. Its importance rests in the insights it provides not only on the period in question but also on Colombia's present situation.