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When I Wear My Alligator Boots

Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands

Συγγραφέας: Muehlmann Shaylih
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520276772
Σειρά βιβλίου: California Series in Public Anthropology 33
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 240
Διαστάσεις: 21x2x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "When I Wear My Alligator Boots"

When I Wear My Alligator Boots examines how the lives of dispossessed men and women are affected by the rise of narcotrafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border. In particular, the book explores a crucial tension at the heart of the "war on drugs": despite the violence and suffering brought on by drug cartels, for the rural poor in Mexico's north, narcotrafficking offers one of the few paths to upward mobility and is a powerful source of cultural meanings and local prestige. In the borderlands, traces of the drug trade are everywhere: from gang violence in cities to drug addiction in rural villages, from the vibrant folklore popularized in the narco-corridos of Nortena music to the icon of Jesus Malverde, the "patron saint" of narcos, tucked beneath the shirts of local people. In When I Wear My Alligator Boots, the author explores the everyday reality of the drug trade by living alongside its low-level workers, who live at the edges of the violence generated by the militarization of the war on drugs. Rather than telling the story of the powerful cartel leaders, the book focuses on the women who occasionally make their sandwiches, the low-level businessmen who launder their money, the addicts who consume their products, the mules who carry their money and drugs across borders, and the men and women who serve out prison sentences when their bosses' operations go awry.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Muehlmann Shaylih
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
Σειρά βιβλίου: California Series in Public Anthropology 33
ISBN: 9780520276772
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 31/12/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 240
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 454 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 21x2x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 10 b-w photographs, 1 map


List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Life at the Edges of the War on Drugs 1. Narco-Wives, Beauty Queens, and a Mother's Bribes 2. "When I Wear My Alligator Boots" 3. "A Narco without a Corrido Doesn't Exist" 4. The View from Cruz's Throne 5. Moving the Money When the Bank Accounts Get Full 6. "Now They Wear Tennis Shoes" Conclusion: Puro pa'delante Mexico Notes References Index

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