Civilization and Barbarism: Cattle Frontiers in Latin America

  title={Civilization and Barbarism: Cattle Frontiers in Latin America},
  author={Silvio R. Duncan Baretta and John Markoff},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={587 - 620}
  • S. BarettaJ. Markoff
  • Published 1 October 1978
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
INTRODUCTION In looking at yesterday's frontiers (or at today's industrialized world), social analysts tend to see violence as a straightforward and uncomplicated phenomenon: when openly used, it is a direct way of settling disputes; when it is not used but available, it is a necessary—and, at least in the short run, sufficient—condition of domination. As a background condition violence is readily forgotten. Such is the case even in the study of the various affronts to authority that are lumped… 

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