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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Sant Cassia observed of Mediterranean banndidos 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”.

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.

Oct 20, Rallie rated it liked it. El autor plantea caract. Mustafa Kurt rated it liked it Sep 09, The term social bandit was invented bobsbawm the Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm in his book Primitive Rebels and book Bandits.

Jim Rimmer rated it really bandids it Aug 16, I had read about this book, and then I found it.

This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Social bandit or social crime is a popular form of lower class social resistance involving behavior characterized by law as illegal but is supported by wider usually peasant society as being moral and acceptable.


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Social bandit

Quite uneven and perhaps more scholarly than I would have liked it to be. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Eva rated it really liked it Oct 27, One of the books that signaled Hobsbawm’s arrival as a major force among historians. 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 bandjdos book is an example of anti-authoritarianism that shames some of the narcissitic “revolutionaries” plaguing our own times.

Social bandit – Wikipedia

Some are known only to their own countrymen; others, like Robin Hood, Rob Roy and Jesse James, are famous throughout the world. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hobsbawm characterized social banditry as a primitive form of class struggle and class resistance in usually pre-industrial and frontier societies.

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.


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. 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.

Bandits by Eric Hobsbawm

This surmises the essence of what the book is about, but be prepared for no serious study of any particular famous Bandit or Outlaws – it is theoretical Marxist social study about the relationship between popular heroes and their class basis.

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But still, interesting and a good read. An interesting read on populist criminals that stands the entire traditional approach to banditry on its head.

Victor rated it really liked it Mar 18, Apr 26, Troy Kemp rated it really liked it. 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 bandidoss of banditry, noble robbers, guerrillas, and the like.