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By Lesley Gill

ISBN-10: 0822360292

ISBN-13: 9780822360292

ISBN-10: 0822360608

ISBN-13: 9780822360605

In A Century of Violence in a purple City Lesley Gill offers insights into vast traits of world capitalist improvement, type disenfranchisement and dispossession, and the decline of innovative politics. Gill lines the increase and fall of the powerful hard work unions, local enterprises, and dealing classification of Barrancabermeja, Colombia, from their origins within the Twenties to their powerful activism for agrarian reforms, exertions rights, and social courses within the Sixties and Seventies. Like a lot of Colombia, Barrancabermeja got here to be ruled by means of alliances of right-wing politicians, drug traffickers, international agencies, and paramilitary teams. those alliances reshaped the geography of strength and gave upward push to a pernicious kind of armed neoliberalism. Their violent incursion into Barrancabermeja's civil society starting within the Eighties decimated the city's social networks, destabilized existence for its citizens, and destroyed its working-class enterprises. for that reason, group leaders at the moment are left clinging to the toothless discourse of human rights, which can't successfully problem the established order. during this stark publication, Gill captures the bleak truth and precarious way forward for Barrancabermeja and different areas ravaged by means of neoliberalism and violence.

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