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Citizens or Believers? Citizenship in Late-Nineteenth-Century Colombia

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dc.contributor.author Grandas, Ludy
dc.creator Grandas, Ludy
dc.date 2009-12-09
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-04T16:52:05Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2010-02-04T16:52:05Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-04T16:52:05Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/5685
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is primarily a critique of nineteenth-century Colombian Liberalism and Conservatism with a specific focus on the historical period known as the Regeneration (1880-1899). More specifically, it exposes the contradiction of liberalism in the late nineteenth century Colombia through the notion of citizenship. Although the Regeneration has produced important intellectual analyses that concentrate on the economic and political realm, it has produced little understanding on the issue of citizenship beyond its political connotation. Through the analysis of legal and political evidence such as Constitutions, the Diario Oficial, and the Spirit of the Law against literary texts and popular non-official writings, this project argues that citizenship in the Regeneration not only reinforced the contradictions of the liberal notion of citizenship, but it also reinforced colonialist views of it deeply affecting both the private and public life of Colombians at the time and beyond. It also establishes whether such notions were contested or adapted considering that citizenship was permeated by particular ideas of Catholicism, race, class and gender.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject citizenship en_US
dc.subject liberalism en_US
dc.subject grammar en_US
dc.subject The Regeneration en_US
dc.subject Miguel A. Caro en_US
dc.subject liberal notion of citizenship en_US
dc.title Citizens or Believers? Citizenship in Late-Nineteenth-Century Colombia en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Cultural Studies en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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