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MILLENARIAN VISION  CAPITALIST REALITY :, TODD A. DIACON
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Author Name    TODD A. DIACON

Title   MILLENARIAN VISION CAPITALIST REALITY :

Binding   TRADE PAPERBACK

Book Condition   GOOD CONDITION

Publisher    DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBN Number    0822311674 / 9780822311676

Seller ID   IM287740

Why did a millenarian movement erupt in the Brazilian interior in 1912? Setting out to answer this deceptively simple question, Todd A. Diacon delivers a fascinating account of a culture in crisis.
Combining oral history with detailed archival research, "Millenarian Vision, Capitalist Reality" depicts a peasant community whose security in economic, social, and religious relations was suddenly disrupted by the intrusion of international capital. Diacon shows how a "deadly triumvirate" comprised to foreign capital, state power, and local bosses engineered a land tenure revolution that threatened smallholders' subsistence, sparking rebellion among the Contestado peasants.
Unlike most analysis of millenarian movements, Diacon combines a material analysis with a careful exploration of the movement's millenarian ideology to demonstrate how a particular combination of external and internal forces produced a crisis of values in the Contestado society. Such a crisis, Diacon concludes, gave a special power to the millenarian vision that promised not only outward reform, but inner salvation as well. This work offers a significant contribution to the literature of millenarian movements, popular religion, peasant rebellions, and the transition to capitalism in Brazil.

Price = 9.00 USD



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