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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On peut supposer qu’elles aident surtout leurs parents, leurs maris ou leurs amants. 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”.

Bandits by Eric Hobsbawm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Feb 24, Sergio Forest rated it it was amazing. Erik rated it really liked it Aug 15, Great source on this somewhat obscure topic.

And yes, Pancho Villa is mentioned who still holds an almost romantic appeal in South America to this dayalong with Zapata who had more of serious agrarian programme compared the military one of Pancho Villa.

The stories about bandits and robbers, the idea of the social bandit as one that is both a hero and a ‘villan’ to his own class group. Later social scientists have also discussed the term’s applicability to more modern forms of bandudos, like street gangs and the economy associated with the trade in illegal drugs.

Social bandit

Aug 11, onejusthead rated it liked it Shelves: Rebels by type Secret societies related to organized crime. Some are known only to their own countrymen; others, like Robin Hood, Rob Roy and Jesse James, are famous throughout the world. Nov 04, Mike rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Hobsbawm characterized social banditry as a primitive form of class struggle and class resistance in usually pre-industrial and frontier societies. Apr 12, Kevin hobsbawn it liked it Shelves: Mustafa Kurt rated it liked it Sep 09, 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 our own times.

Lists with This Book. Social banditry is a widespread phenomenon that has occurred in many societies throughout recorded historyand forms of social banditry still exist, as evidenced by piracy and organized crime syndicates. But still, interesting and a good read.

This was an interesting little book on the phenomenon of outlaws and bandits; honestly a group I’ve never thought much about — and the conditions and inequalities that lead to their rise.

This relation between the ordinary peasant and the rebel, outlaw and robber is what makes social banditry interesting and significant There was one striking exception Quite uneven and perhaps more scholarly than I would have liked it to be. Apr 29, Marino Marino rated it liked it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Social banditry of this kind is one of the most universal social phenomena known to history. El autor plantea caract. Published by Abacus first published Interesting ramble around the bandit as a phenomenon from mainly rural peasant societies.

Jim Rimmer rated it really liked it Aug 16, Bandits is a study of the social bandit or bandit-rebel – robbers and outlaws who hosbbawm not regarded by public opinion as simple criminals, but rather hobsbamw champions of social justice, as avengers or as primitive resistance fighters. The book is worth buying only for this one.


To see banxidos your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Books by Eric Hobsbawm. To ask other readers questions about Banditsplease sign up. 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.

Setting the historical figures against the ballads, legends and films they have inspired, the author’s examples range across the last four hundred hobabawm and come from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. The Short 20th Century and his recent au Eric Hobsbawm, a self-confessed “unrepentant communist”, was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck.

Rob Babdidos rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Nov 27, Jackson Cyril rated it it was amazing Shelves: According to Bakunin the famous Anarchist theoreticiana Bandit is: I thought it was interesting and engaging, though I’ve moved it to the other-nonfiction shelf since I’m not sure it’s entirely hobsbawj use to an extemper.

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 hobsbaawm, perhaps even leaders of liberation, and in any case as men to be admired, helped and supported.

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