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Gaucho Gil

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Gaucho Gil and other outlaw and criminal folk saints in Argentina. It examines the charismatic, Robin-Hood banditry as a response to poverty and oppression; the ... More


The Option Value of Uncertain Projects

Christian Gollier

in Pricing the Planet's Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148762
eISBN:
9781400845408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148762.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter first illustrates the notion of an option value with a simple numerical example, before examining a more sophisticated application with a Poisson two-armed bandit. In the first case, ... More


Walsh’s American Scene

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh was known as Hollywood's adventurous, often impishly irreverent “one-eyed bandit.” He carved out a career that spanned over half a century and upward of 200 movies—and helped transform ... More


Rulers and Ruled

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

During the first half of the 18th century, central government gradually established control over outlying areas, eliminating the problem of banditry from what were referred to in Ireland as tories or ... More


New Professionals: Old Problems

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter charts the way in which the three types of police force delineated earlier developed in the closing years of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th. It traces their increasing ... More


The Understanding and Nature of Crime

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Men of the Enlightenment used commonsense definitions of crime and criminality in their encyclopaedias, but at the same time, beggars and vagrants — those who, it was believed, were essentially idle ... More


Crime and Police in Revolution and War

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars fostered banditry and smuggling across Europe and the fears of beggars, vagrants, and the idle persisted. In France the police institutions were revised and ... More


Precursors and Premonitions

John Lynch

in Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Caudillos and dictators have tended to occupy centre stage of Spanish American history, frequent actors in government, recurring heroes of society. The term ‘caudillo’ hardly entered the political ... More


Variations: Carabinieri

Clive Emsley

in Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207986
eISBN:
9780191677878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207986.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the transformation of the Piedmontese Carabinieri in Italy into the Italian Carabinieri as the peninsula was transformed ... More


Persistence

Gerald E. Poyo

in Exile and Revolution: Jose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049182
eISBN:
9780813050027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049182.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the late 1880s, a sharp decline in financial contributions from tobacco workers and manufacturers for the nationalist cause triggered a controversial shift in revolutionary strategy. Deteriorating ... More


Approximations of Chinese Bandits: Perverse Rebels, Romantic Heroes, or Frustrated Bachelors?

David Ownby

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Although rebels and bandits are hardly the masculine equivalent of prostitutes, they occupy similar positions at the margins of mainstream Chinese society and sometimes also figure in comparable ways ... More


Investing in Regimes with Stationary or Roving Bandits

Kai A. Konrad

in Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the effects on trade in capital and considers investment decision making regimes with either stationary or roving bandits. It provides the Markov perfect equilibrium in these ... More


Joseph Cody and James Corcoran: Cody and Corcoran, 1800–1801

James G. Patterson

in In the Wake of the Great Rebellion: Republicanism, Agrarianism and Banditry in Ireland After 1798

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076930
eISBN:
9781781700822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076930.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the activities of a band of rebels headed by Joseph Cody and James Corcoran, who successfully operated in south Carlow and western Wexford between 1798 and 1804. It is argued ... More


The Abrek in Soviet Chechen Literature

Rebecca Gould

in Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300200645
eISBN:
9780300220759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200645.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter traces the emergence of the anticolonial bandit (abrek) in Chechen Soviet literature. Beyond mapping this institution onto its broader social context, it studies how the sanctification ... More


Adapting to Bazaar Ownership through Diplomacy

Regine A. Spector

in Order at the Bazaar: Power and Trade in Central Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709326
eISBN:
9781501709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709326.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter shifts the focus from the previous chapter on the work of traders at Dordoi bazaar to that of the main owner. The chapter discusses how, in light of some in society who viewed bazaar ... More


Bandits

Elisabeth Le Guin

in The Tonadilla in Performance: Lyric Comedy in Enlightenment Spain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276307
eISBN:
9780520956902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276307.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The “Spanish bandit” is another reductive and frequently stereotypical idea with a very long history; this chapter explores that idea as social reality and cultural currency. The seventeenth-century ... More


“Quick Justice”: Punishing Robbers and Bandits

in Trial of Modernity: Judicial Reform in Early Twentieth-Century China, 1901-1937

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755863
eISBN:
9780804779500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755863.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the harsh manner by which robbers and bandits were punished without due process. It examines the trial and execution of robbers and bandits outside the formal court system ... More


Transnational Economies of Representation and the Labor of the Traveling Subaltern

Leela Fernandes

in Transnational Feminism in the United States: Knowledge, Ethics, Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760963
eISBN:
9780814762998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760963.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter studies two sets of cultural products, analyzing how different forms of knowledge—such as film and biography—circulate across national borders and have varying power effects in varying ... More


Divorced from Reality: Time Bandits in Search of Fulfilment

Jeff Birkenstein

in The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165358
eISBN:
9780231850384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165358.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits (1981). The film tells the story of a boy named Kevin who has a rich, imaginative fantasy life. It frames Kevin's fantasy life and his encroaching ... More


Romantic Heroes and Colonial Bandits

Máire ní Fhlathúin

in British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that British literary representations of Indian practices (such as banditry) criminalized by the colonial state had the effect of transforming the eighteenth-century stereotype of ... More


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