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The Social Organization of Entrepreneurial Traffickers

Ko-lin Chin

in The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the rise of entrepreneurial traffickers (both upper-and lower-level) in the Chinese drug market. First, it examines the relationship between organized crime groups and drug ... More


Wholesale Heroin Trafficking

Ko-lin Chin

in The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the characteristics of the wholesale heroin market by examining some of the major drug trafficking cases between Burma and China since the mid-1980s. It takes an in-depth look ... More


Low-Level Heroin Trafficking: Ants-Moving-House

Ko-lin Chin

in The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter focuses on low-level drug traffickers. Using a survey of 578 convicted drug traffickers inside a Chinese prison and in-depth interviews with a small number of drug inmates, it examines ... More


Black Candle: Protection and Harm

R. Andrew Chesnut

in Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764662
eISBN:
9780199932535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764662.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Very few media reports and films show anything but the dark side of the cult of Santa Muerte. Most American and Mexican nonbelievers, for example, have little idea that the Skinny Lady heals ... More


The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Ko-lin Chin and Sheldon X. Zhang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In a country long associated with the trade in opiates, the Chinese government has for decades applied extreme measures to curtail the spread of illicit drugs, only to find that the problem has ... More


Women in the Heroin Trade

Ko-lin Chin

in The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines women’s participation in drug trafficking and street drug dealings in Yunnan, China, to understand how women have played a role in gaining and maintaining market positions in ... More


The Retail Heroin Market in China

Ko-lin Chin

in The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the social organization of street-level heroin distribution in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province. The focus is on Kunming not only because it is the heroin capital of ... More


White Candle: Beliefs and Practices

R. Andrew Chesnut

in Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764662
eISBN:
9780199932535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764662.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The astonishing growth of the Santa Muerte cult over the past decade has resulted in millions of new devotees who are neither jilted lovers nor traffickers of narcotics and stimulants. The new flock ... More


Citizens' Media against Armed Conflict: Disrupting Violence in Colombia

Clemencia Rodríguez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665839
eISBN:
9781452946443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665839.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

For two years, fieldwork was carried out in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of ... More


Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

R. Andrew Chesnut

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764662
eISBN:
9780199932535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764662.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk ... More


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