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Towards a Philosophy of Narco Violence in Mexico

Authors: Misra, Amalendu

  • Provides a lively insight into one of Mexico's most pressing social issues
  • Takes a novel approach to analysis, investigating both the cultural and socio-political factors influencing the debate
  • Offers an accessible way of understanding this issue within its unique Mexican context
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About this book

This book explores the politics of narco-killing and public attitudes to violence and death in the Mexican Drug War. It examines questions such as the culture of human sacrifice, the religious principles that sanction egregious violence and most importantly the society’s complex response strategies towards such violence. Primarily a philosophical reflection, this study nonetheless uses anthropological, architectural and sociological methods to provide an interdisciplinary explanation to the visceral, commonplace violence taking place in contemporary Mexico.

About the authors

Amalendu Misra teaches at Lancaster University, UK and  the University of Lisbon, Portugal. His previous works include The Landscape of Silence: Sexual Violence Against Men in War (2015); Politics of Civil Wars (2009); Afghanistan: The Labyrinth of Violence (2004); and Identity & Religion (2004).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Prologue: The Horror

    Misra, Amalendu

    Pages 1-12

  • Necropower

    Misra, Amalendu

    Pages 13-46

  • Arguing Death

    Misra, Amalendu

    Pages 47-70

  • The Gods of Wrath

    Misra, Amalendu

    Pages 71-98

  • Necessary Murder

    Misra, Amalendu

    Pages 99-131

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52654-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52653-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Philosophy of Narco Violence in Mexico
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52654-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52654-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52653-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 179
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