- The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela
- Fernando Coronil
- 09 March 2020 Fernando Coronil
Ä 010F825DCB ↠´ Å Fernando Coronil New ï The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela EB04F218D9 In , after the death of , 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 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 Å Fernando Coronil New ï The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela 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
✓ The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela ✓ lots of insider views of culture in venezuela.