The Resource Barrio rising : urban popular politics and the making of modern Venezuela, Alejandro Velasco

Barrio rising : urban popular politics and the making of modern Venezuela, Alejandro Velasco

Label
Barrio rising : urban popular politics and the making of modern Venezuela
Title
Barrio rising
Title remainder
urban popular politics and the making of modern Venezuela
Statement of responsibility
Alejandro Velasco
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the mid-1950s, in an effort to modernize Venezuela, the military government razed dozens of slums in the heart of the capital Caracas, replacing them with massive buildings to house the city's working poor. The project remained unfinished when the dictatorship fell on January 23, 1958, and in a matter of days city residents illegally occupied thousands of apartments, squatted on green spaces, and renamed the neighborhood to honor the emerging democracy: the 23 de Enero (January 23). Over the next thirty years, through eviction efforts, guerrilla conflict, state violence, internal strife, and official neglect, inhabitants of the barrio learned to use their strategic location and symbolic tie to the promise of democracy in order to demand a better life. Granting legitimacy to the state through the vote but protesting its failings with violent street actions when necessary, they laid the foundation for an expansive understanding of democracy--both radical and electoral--whose features still resonate today"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Velasco, Alejandro
Dewey number
987.06/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F 2341 .C257 V45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • City planning
  • Squatters
  • Venezuela
  • City planning
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • Squatters
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
Label
Barrio rising : urban popular politics and the making of modern Venezuela, Alejandro Velasco
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a history of place and nation -- Landscapes of opportunity -- Paths to democracy -- Streets of protest -- Conclusion : revolutionary projects
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 321 pages
Isbn
9780520283329
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015006420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894745479
  • (OCoLC)ocn894745479
Label
Barrio rising : urban popular politics and the making of modern Venezuela, Alejandro Velasco
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a history of place and nation -- Landscapes of opportunity -- Paths to democracy -- Streets of protest -- Conclusion : revolutionary projects
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 321 pages
Isbn
9780520283329
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015006420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894745479
  • (OCoLC)ocn894745479

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