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When I Wear My Alligator Boots - Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R418
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When I Wear My Alligator Boots - Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands (Paperback, New): Shaylih Muehlmann

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When I Wear My Alligator Boots - Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands (Paperback, New)

Shaylih Muehlmann

Series: California Series in Public Anthropology, 33

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"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 MexicoOCOs 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 Nortea music to the icon of Jess 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.
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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: California Series in Public Anthropology, 33
Release date: December 2013
First published: 2014
Authors: Shaylih Muehlmann
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-27678-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Drugs trade / drug trafficking
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LSN: 0-520-27678-7
Barcode: 9780520276789

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