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5396 - DURING THE NEOLIBERAL CRISIS OF AGRICULTURE, WHAT IS YOUR NARCOCULTURE?

The objective of this essay is to analyze the historical politics of our current understandings of the so-called “narcocultura”. Even though the definition of this word has been very vague until now, essays, journalistic articles and scholarly works that studies or mentions a narcoculture converge in one idea: narcoculture is constituted by the different expressions resulting from the experience of trafficking illegal drugs. Because of its marginality and transgression, it is argued that narcotrafficking have institutionalized its own language. My main critique to this definition is that, in its well-intended focus on popular culture (or a marked as illegal part of it), the academic studies and the journalistic usage of narcoculture as concept have established a non-intended complicity with the drug-related cultural expressions of the upper classes, bourgeoisies, power elites or participant of the “dominant” culture.

Palavras-chaves: Narcotráfico, narcocultura, drogas, narcotraficantes, México

Autores: Enciso, Froylan (SUNY-Stony Brook, Mexico / Mexiko)

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