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Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture in Venezuela

The Revolutionary Petro-State

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Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture in Venezuela by Iselin Asedotter Stronen
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This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book presents an ethnographic study of how grassroots activism in Venezuela during the Chavez presidency can be understood in relation to the country's history as a petro-state. Taking the contested relationship between the popular sectors and the Venezuelan state as a point of departure, Iselin Asedotter Stronen explores how notions such as class, race, state, bureaucracy, popular politics, capitalism, neoliberalism, consumption, oil wealth, and corruption gained salience in the Bolivarian process. A central argument is that the Bolivarian process was an attempt to challenge the practices, ideas, and values inherited from Venezuela's historical development as an oil-producing state. Drawing on rich ethnographic material from Caracas' shantytowns, state institutions, as well as everyday life and public culture, Stronen explores the complexities and challenges in fostering deep social and political change.

Author Biography

Iselin Asedotter Stronen is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Affiliated Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2017
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2017
Illustrations
23 Illustrations, color; XXI, 357 p. 23 illus. in color.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
357
ISBN-13
9783319595061
Product ID
26797932

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