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The Assassination of Gait. has been added to your Cart. Braun’s narrative begins in the year 1930 in Bogotá, Colombia, when a generation of Liberals and Conservatives came to power convinced they could kept he peace by being distant, dispassionate, and rational.

The Assassination of Gait. Seeking to bring about a society of merit, mass participation, and individualism, he exposed the private interests of the reigning politicians and engendered a passionate relationship with his followers.

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The Assassination of Gaitán, Public Life and Urban Violence in Colombia. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1986. Pp. xiii, 282. Illustrations. oceedings{Henderson1987TheAO, title {The Assassination of Gait{'a}n, Public Life and Urban Violence in Colombia.

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His assassination called forth urban crowds that sought to destroy every visible evidence of public authority of a society they felt no longer had the moral right to exist. This is a book about behavior in public: how the actors-the political elite, Gaitán, and the crowds-explained and conducted themselves in public, what they said and felt, and what they sought to preserve or destroy, is the evidence on which Braun draws to explain the conflicts contained in Colombian history. As biography, social history, and political analysis, Braun's book is a tour de force. From the author's preface.

HERBERT BRAUN American Ethnologist Wiley 0094-0496 1. 525/AE.

1 The Dialectics of Public Life (page 13).

The assassination of Gaitán: public life and urban violence in Colombia. The assassination of Gaitán: public life and urban violence in Colombia. 1 The Dialectics of Public Life (page 13). Read. 2 The Making of a Man in the Middle (page 39). 3 Encounters on the Middle Ground (page 56).

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American Ethnologist 14(2). ISSN: 0094-0496, 1548-1425.

The Assassination of Gaitán: Public Life And Urban Violence In Colombia. Am hist rev. Herbert Braun. Most Colombians regard Jorge Eliecer Gaitan as a pivotal figure in their nation's history, whose assassination on April 9, 1948 irrevocably changed the course of events in the twentieth century. This is a book about behavior in public: how the actors-the political elite, Gait and the crowds-explained and conducted themselves in public, what they said and felt, and what they sought to preserve or destroy, is the evidence on which Braun draws to explain the conflicts contained in Colombian history. The author demonstrates that the political culture that was emerging through these tensions offered the hope.

Drawn in part from personal interviews with participants and witnesses, Herbert Braun’s analysis of the riot’s roots, its patterns and consequences, provides a dramatic account of this historic turning point and an illuminating look at the making of modern Colombia. Braun’s narrative begins in the year 1930 in Bogotá, Colombia, when a generation of Liberals and Conservatives came to power convinced they could kept he peace by being distant, dispassionate, and rational. One of these politicians, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, was different. Seeking to bring about a society of merit, mass participation, and individualism, he exposed the private interests of the reigning politicians and engendered a passionate relationship with his followers. His assassination called forth urban crowds that sought to destroy every visible evidence of public authority of a society they felt no longer had the moral right to exist. This is a book about behavior in public: how the actorsâ?the political elite, Gaitán, and the crowdsâ?explained and conducted themselves in public, what they said and felt, and what they sought to preserve or destroy, is the evidence on which Braun draws to explain the conflicts contained in Colombian history. The author demonstrates that the political culture that was emerging through these tensions offered the hope of a peaceful transition to a more open, participatory, and democratic society. “Most Colombians regard Jorge Eliécer Gaitán as a pivotal figure in their nation’s history, whose assassination on April 9, 1948 irrevocably changed the course of events in the twentieth century. . . . As biography, social history, and political analysis, Braun’s book is a tour de force.”â?Jane M. Rausch, Hispanic American Historical Review


Comments: (4)

Briciraz
Professor Herbert Braun has authored a monumental book. The author leaves few stones unturned...as a result the research is absolutely profound. "Jorge Eliécer Gaitán" is a legendary Colombian populist who unfortunately is assasinated before he can fulfill his political ambitions. To this end, Braun carefully documents the fact that had he not been killed, Gaitán would have certainly won the 1950 presidential elections in Colombia.
Braun tells the complete story of Gaitán...the politician who boasted that he was not a man...he was a village. The author painstakingly demonstrates the enormous importance Gaitán played among the poor. Moreover, Braun also does an excellent job of showing how Gaitán filled a gigantic void in Colombian politics. Unfortunately, the assasination of Gaitán triggered the conflict that haunts Colombia to this day. In my professional opinion, this is an spectacular book and must be read by everyone with a special competence in Colombian - American affairs.
Bert Ruiz
Zulurr
This book provides the reader with a precise insight on the evolution of Colombia's restrictive political system. In other words, the author shows the way in which this country's ruling elite have been successful in excluding the masses from major political decisions. This situation has been an influential cause for the fall of such popular figures as Jorge Eliecer Gaitan.
Zyangup
This book concisely details the impact of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan on 20th Century Colombian politics. This work begins with an account of Gaitan's days as a student and his early professional life as a lawyer. Gaitan came from a middle-middle class background and rose through the ranks of the Liberal party to eventually become its Presidential candidate in the late 1940s. Gaitan's political outlook was left-of-center and he was a champion of the lower and middle classes. Because Gaitan was the people's candidate, he was not especially liked by the Colombian oligarchy. Gaitan was assasinated in 1948 and to this day it is not officially known who the intellectual authors of that crime were. However, the people felt their candidate had been murdered by the oligarchy and this led to a brutal 10-year civil war that claimed over 200,000 lives. This is a must-read book to understand the root causes of Colombian political violence.
Hellstaff
A monumental book on recent Colombian political history. The research and the way the book is written allows a marvelous understanding of why Colombian politics are as they are. One even hopes Braun would have decided to keep going and explain the Colombian politics nowadays. Highly recommended.
The Assassination of Gaitán: Public Life and Urban Violence in Colombia download epub
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Author: Herbert Braun
ISBN: 0299103641
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (October 28, 2003)
Pages: 296 pages