Pastoralism in Latin America: An Ensemble of Religious Governmental Technologies in Colonial Costa Rica

@article{ZavalaPelayo2018PastoralismIL,
  title={Pastoralism in Latin America: An Ensemble of Religious Governmental Technologies in Colonial Costa Rica},
  author={Edgar Zavala-Pelayo},
  journal={Religion},
  year={2018},
  volume={9},
  pages={203}
}
Based on a critical empirical application of Foucault’s concept of pastoralism and a genealogical research approach, this article suggests that the Catholic regime that operated in Costa Rica during the Spanish colonial period (16th to 19th centuries), developed an ensemble of distinctive ‘technologies of government’—charity, ceremonial strictness, bio-political control, geo-political rule, and administrative efficiency. Drawing on documentary and archival material, the analysis highlights both… Expand
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