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Who’s the Real Boss?: Griselda Blanco Refashioned

Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky

in Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401513
eISBN:
9781683402183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401513.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the mediac rebirth of Colombia’s so-called Cocaine Queen of the 1970s, whose criminal reign extended from Medellín to New York and Miami. It argues that Blanco’s posthumous ... More


Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401513
eISBN:
9781683402183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401513.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In the years since his death in 1993, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has become a globally recognized symbol of crime, wealth, power, and masculinity. In this long-overdue exploration of Escobar’s ... More


“Go to Jail about This Spoonful”: Narcotic Determinism and Human Agency in “That Evening Sun” and “A Spoonful Blues”

Tim A. Ryan and Jay Watson

in Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

William Faulkner was a contemporary and neighbor of one of the leading Mississippi Delta blues singers before World War II, Charley Patton. The striking similarities between “That Evening Sun” (1931) ... More


Coca, Cocaine, and Consumption: Trends and Antitrends

J. Bryan Page

in Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060682
eISBN:
9780813050935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060682.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines coca, focusing on the derivatives of coca. The chapter then highlights trends in cocaine usage and analyzes anti-trends that have occurred in recent decades.


Drug Trafficking

Simon Mackenzie

in New Horizons in Criminology: Trafficking and Global Criminal Markets

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529203783
eISBN:
9781529203820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203783.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter addresses drug trafficking in four sections: the nature and extent of the harm; the structure of drug trafficking (considered in terms of source, transit and market); regulation and ... More


Impossible Spectacles: Death, Dance, and Direct Expression

Kate Elswit

in Watching Weimar Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199844814
eISBN:
9780199376056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on the complications of staging death in danced form during a time when dance’s significance was understood to be increasingly derived from the physicality of the movement ... More


Alcohol, Drugs, and Violent vs. Nonviolent Crime

Kevin H. Wozniak

in Thugs and Thieves: The Differential Etiology of Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780195393583
eISBN:
9780190603946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393583.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Media attention was directed at drug use as a cause of violence for decades. Meanwhile, empirical evidence centered on alcohol. This chapter evaluates the ability of alcohol and drug use to ... More


Prevalence of Substance Abuse

Joy G. Dryfoos

in Adolescents at Risk: Prevalence and Prevention

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072686
eISBN:
9780197560259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072686.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Care and Counseling of Students

Quantifying the number of young people who are high risk because of substance abuse is complicated by the ambiguity of existing definitions and the absence of ideal data. Among other definitional ... More


What is Psychosis?

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

We began the Preface with a list of questions that people experiencing psychosis and their family members often have. As we mentioned, an episode of psychosis can be frightening, confusing, and ... More


Ophthalmoscopy

Daniel A. Brinton and Charles P. Wilkinson

in Retinal Detachment: Priniciples and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195330823
eISBN:
9780197562543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195330823.003.0007
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

Indirect viewing systems, including the binocular indirect ophthalmoscope and slit lamp biomicroscopy through an indirect lens, have become the standard of care for management of retinal ... More


Introduction

Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky

in Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401513
eISBN:
9781683402183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401513.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction lays out the theoretical framework for the exploration of narcocultura in Colombia. First, it establishes how the book’s interdisciplinary nature is the result of simultaneously ... More


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