In 1935, After The Death Of Dictator General Juan Vicente G Mez, Venezuela Consolidated Its Position As The World S Major Oil Exporter And Began To Establish What Today Is South America S Longest Lasting Democratic Regime Endowed With The Power Of State Oil Wealth, Successive Presidents Appeared As Transcendent Figures Who Could Magically Transform Venezuela Into A Modern Nation During The 1974 78 Oil Boom, Dazzling Development Projects Promised Finally To Effect This Transformation Yet Now The State Must Struggle To Appease Its Foreign Creditors, Counter A Declining Economy, And Contain A Discontented Citizenry In Critical Dialogue With Contemporary Social Theory, Fernando Coronil Examines Key Transformations In Venezuela S Polity, Culture, And Economy, Recasting Theories Of Development And Highlighting The Relevance Of These Processes For Other Postcolonial Nations The Result Is A Timely And Compelling Historical Ethnography Of Political Power At The Cutting Edge Of Interdisciplinary Reflections On Modernity And The State. Excellent works Discource analysis on political economy, from cultural repertoar, dramaturgy to machine factories Oil is the main fuel for the transformation of Venezuela. O melhor livro sobre o chavismo foi escrito antes de Ch vez Para entender a maldi o da economia petroleira. lots of insider views of culture in venezuela.
- 466 pages
- The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela
- Fernando Coronil
- 23 July 2018 Fernando Coronil