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The Resource The para-state : an ethnography of Colombia's death squads, Aldo Civico, (electronic resource)

The para-state : an ethnography of Colombia's death squads, Aldo Civico, (electronic resource)

Label
The para-state : an ethnography of Colombia's death squads
Title
The para-state
Title remainder
an ethnography of Colombia's death squads
Statement of responsibility
Aldo Civico
Title variation
Ethnography of Colombia's death squads
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since its independence in the nineteenth century, the South American state of Colombia has been shaped by decades of bloody political violence. In this book, Aldo Civico draws on interviews with paramilitary death squads and drug lords to provide a cultural interpretation of the country's history of violence and state control. Between 2003 and 2008, Civico gained unprecedented access to some of Colombia's most notorious leaders of the death squads. He also conducted interviews with the victims of paramilitary's violence, drug kingpins, and vocal public supporters of the paramilitary groups. Drawing on the work of Deleuze and Guattari, this riveting work demonstrates how the paramilitaries have in essence become the war machine deployed by the Colombian state to control and maintain its territory and political legitimacy"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Civico, Aldo
Dewey number
986.106/35
LC call number
HV6322.3.C7
LC item number
C58 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death squads
  • Paramilitary forces
Label
The para-state : an ethnography of Colombia's death squads, Aldo Civico, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229) and index
Contents
Prologue: from the field journal -- "Everything I did in the name of peace" -- Fragments from the shadows of war -- Limpieza: the expenditure of spectacular violence -- An ethnography of cocaine -- The intertwinement -- Demobilization and the unmasking of the state
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001570920
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520288515
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015022453
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001570920
Label
The para-state : an ethnography of Colombia's death squads, Aldo Civico, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229) and index
Contents
Prologue: from the field journal -- "Everything I did in the name of peace" -- Fragments from the shadows of war -- Limpieza: the expenditure of spectacular violence -- An ethnography of cocaine -- The intertwinement -- Demobilization and the unmasking of the state
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001570920
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520288515
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015022453
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001570920

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