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Romancing Pablo Escobar: The Allure of the Narco Caudillo

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/9781683401513.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on Pablo Escobar’s former “trophy woman” (“mafia doll”), the 1980’s television celebrity Virginia Vallejo, whose autobiography details her tumultuous affair with the capo. It ... More


An Archaeology of Media Spectacle, 1974–2008

Alexander L. Fattal

in Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226590509
eISBN:
9780226590783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590783.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the question: how did the state come to believe that branding could help defeat the FARC? It goes back in history to trace mediatization of the Colombian conflict, that is the ... 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


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


Colombia: The changing meaning of ‘terrorism’in Colombia: A matter of discourse

Oscar Palma

in Non-Western responses to terrorism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526105813
eISBN:
9781526135988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The use of the concept of terrorism in Colombia, especially regarding who is a terrorist, has changed through the years according to the discourse, making it difficult to understand the phenomenon as ... More


Plan Colombia

Russell Crandall

in Drugs and Thugs: The History and Future of America's War on Drugs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300240344
eISBN:
9780300255874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300240344.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter begins with the American and Colombian anti-drug officials that celebrated Pablo Escobar's “decapitation,” as proof that the kingpin strategy was on its way to eradicating cocaine ... More


Conclusion

Aldo Civico

in Para-State: An Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squads

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288515
eISBN:
9780520963405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288515.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Whether it is working in cahoots with paramilitary groups (often the private armies of drug kingpins) to carry out the social cleanings of rural areas and towns, or whether it is negotiating the ... More


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