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Un buen día Eric J. Hobsbawm se sintió intrigado por el hecho de que las mismas historias sobre bandidos justicieros y redistribuidores de riqueza se repetían. Bandidos (Libros de Historia (Critica)) by Eric J. Hobsbawm at – ISBN – ISBN – Critica (Grijalbo. Relying on terms and concepts used by Eric J. Hobsbawm lFuria y Muette: Los Bandidos Chiamos (Los Angeles: University of California, ), p. 2.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The point about social bandits is that they are peasant outlaws whom the lord and state regard as criminals, but who remain within peasant society, and are considered by their people as heroes, as champions, avengers, fighters for justice, perhaps even leaders of liberation, and in any case as men to be admired, helped and supported.

Social bandit

Historians and anthropologists such as John S. Hobsbawm ‘s key thesis was that outlaws were individuals living on the edges of rural societies by robbing and plundering, who are often seen by ordinary people as heroes or beacons of popular resistance. Erik rated it really liked it Aug 15, Bandidoss wrote many acclaimed historical works, including a trilogy on hobxbawm nineteenth-century: Consistente y un tanto pesado texto que descubre las historias de los muchos robin hood cercanos y lejanos.

Nov 04, Mike rated it liked it. Rebels by type Secret societies related to organized crime.

Social bandit – Wikipedia

A wonderful social history, from the view of bandits, outlaws, etc. Apr 10, Christoforos Nikolaou rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. This surmises the essence of what the book is about, but be prepared for no hobsbawmm study of any particular famous Bandit or Outlaws – it is theoretical Marxist social study about the relationship between popular heroes and their class basis.


There was one striking exception Quite uneven and perhaps more scholarly than I would have liked it to be.

Bandits by Eric Hobsbawm

Want to Read saving…. An interesting read on populist criminals that stands the entire traditional approach to banditry on its head.

Jim Rimmer rated it really liked it Aug 16, I love all that stuff. One of the books that signaled Hobsbawm’s arrival as a major force among historians. Social banditry of this kind is one of the most universal social phenomena known to history. May 20, Leonard Pierce rated it really liked it Shelves: Victor rated it really liked it Mar 18, Quite uneven and perhaps more scholarly than I would have liked it to be.

Later social scientists have also discussed the term’s applicability to more modern forms of crime, like street gangs and the economy associated with the trade in illegal drugs. Social bandit or social crime is a popular form of lower class social resistance involving behavior characterized by law as illegal but is supported eroc wider usually peasant society as being moral and acceptable.

Sant Cassia observed of Mediterranean bandits that they “are often romanticized afterward through nationalistic rhetoric and texts which circulate and have a life of their own, giving them a permanence and potency which transcends their localized domain and transitory nature”. Aleks rated it really liked it Dec 30, And yes, Pancho Villa is mentioned who still holds an almost erric appeal in South America to this dayalong with Zapata who had bandidoa of serious agrarian programme compared the military one of Pancho Villa.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I was so engaged in this man’s story narrated by Hobsbawm that at some point I felt like I was reading a novel and not actual history.

This book introduces the idea of the outlaw as something more than just a criminal, opening up the potential of a political and historical reading of law breaking and criminality. I thought it was interesting and engaging, though I’ve moved it to the other-nonfiction shelf since I’m not banvidos it’s entirely of use to an extemper. Views Read Edit View history. Inutile d’en dire long sur cette fonction.


El autor plantea caract. Nov 27, Jackson Cyril rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is in the chapters where their opposition to state authority is analysed where this book really fide its feet; the sense of action and purpose if occasionally murderous possessed by some of the figures in the book is an example of anti-authoritarianism that shames some of the narcissitic “revolutionaries” plaguing o Interesting ramble around the bandit as a phenomenon from mainly rural peasant societies.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Some are known only to their own countrymen; others, like Robin Hood, Rob Roy and Jesse James, are famous throughout the world.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hobsbawm characterized social banditry as a primitive form of class struggle and class resistance in usually pre-industrial and frontier societies. Great source on this somewhat obscure topic.

To ask other readers questions about Banditsplease sign up. It is certainly dated and his blindness to women as social bandits hampers the book overall, but it is a good starting point for those interested in an academic discussion of banditry, noble robbers, guerrillas, and the like.

Interesting ramble around the bandit as a phenomenon from mainly rural peasant societies.