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Bibliography

Extracts can be found here https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421

All other texts are a) in the library b) online through JSTOR or other library databases c) ebooks accessed through the library.

The following books will be used throughout the course and should be consulted as necessary

Peter H. Smith, Drug Policy in the Americas

William O. Walker, Drug Control in the Americas

For histories of individual countries, students should consult the relevant chapters of The Cambridge History of Latin America

WARNING: Most weeks you will be asked to read a few chapters. But, on a few occasions you will be asked to read entire books. This is a) the job of a historian b) often the best way to access and understand complex issues.

If you are a bit of a slow reader, it might be best to start these relatively early. They are

Johann Hari, Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs

Mark Pembleton, Containing Addiction:: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America's Global Drug War

Paul Gootenberg, Andean Cocaine, The Making of a Global Drug

Winifred Tate, Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia

Misha Glenny, Nemesis : one man and the battle for Rio's biggest slum

Deborah Levenson-Estrada, Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death

Isaac Campos, Home grown: marijuana and the origins of Mexico's war on drugs

Jerry Kamstra, Weed: Adventures of a Dope Smuggler,

Shaylih Muehlmann, When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands

Week 1 Introduction: The Drug Trade: Approaches

This course deals with four approaches to the drug trade

1) The social and cultural construction of narcotics as commodities

2) Organized crime and its relation with the state

3) U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America

4) The effects of the drug trade and criminality on communities and individuals

Week 2: Drugs and Drug Policy

What is a drug?

Why are some drugs illegal and others not?

What are the effects of drug prohibition?

What is a drug trafficker?

Johann Hari, Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs (CORE READING)

David T. Courtwright, Forces of Habit (In library as ebook)

Isaac Campos and Paul Gootenberg, “Toward a New Drug History of Latin America: A Research Frontier at the Center of Debates,”, Hispanic American Historical Review, 95, no. 1 (Feb. 2015): 1-35.

David R. Mares, Drug Wars and Coffeehouses, The Political Economy of the International Drug Trade, Chapters 1 and 2 Peter H. Smith, "The Political Economy of Drugs" Conceptual Issues and Policy Options" in Peter H. Smith (ed), Drug Policy in the Americas, pp. 1-22

Week 3: The early US drug trade

Why did the US prohibit opium?

What role did race play in early prohibition?

What role did gender play in early prohibition?

Please use David F. Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control and James Swartz, Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide for the background to all US sections of the course. Both are in the library as ebooks.

David Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, Chapters 2 and 3 (In library as ebook) (CORE READING)

Joseph Spillane, "The Making of an Underground Market: Drug Selling in Chicago, 1900-1940" Journal of Social History, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Autumn, 1998), pp. 27-47 (CORE READING)

"Mania Americana": Narcotic Addiction and Modernity in the United States, 1870-1920
Timothy A. Hickman, The Journal of American History, Vol. 90, No. 4 (Mar., 2004), pp. 1269-1294 (CORE READING)

"Dope Fiends and Degenerates: The Gendering of Addiction in the Early Twentieth Century
Mara L. Keire, Journal of Social History, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Summer, 1998), pp. 809-822 (CORE READING)

James Swartz, Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 2-6, 13-19 (In library as ebook)

Dark Paradise: Opiate Addiction In America Before 1940. by David T. Courtwright

Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States, 1884-1920 by Joseph F. Spillane

Week 4: Mid-century US Drug Control, Marijuana Tax Act, Harry Anslinger, and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics

How important was Harry Ainslinger to early drug prohibition?

What role did the FBN play in early drug prohibition?

Why did the US prohibit marijuana?

Mark Pembleton, Containing Addiction:: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America's Global Drug War CORE READING

Susan L. Speaker, "The Struggle of Mankind against Its Deadliest Foe": Themes of Counter-Subversion in Anti-Narcotic Campaigns, 1920-1940, Journal of Social History, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Spring, 2001), pp. 591-610

Michael Schaller, "The Federal Prohibition of Marihuana," Journal of Social History, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Autumn, 1970), pp. 61-74

David Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, Chapter 9 (In library as ebook) (

Mark Pembleton, Imagining a Global Sovereignty: U.S. Counternarcotic Operations in Istanbul during the Early Cold War and the Origins of the Foreign “War on Drugs”Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 18, Number 2, Spring 2016, pp. 28-63

Mark Pembleton, Containing Addiction:: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America's Global Drug War

James Swartz, Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 56-67, 77-86, 87-99

Phil Nicholas y Andrew Churchill, «Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the States, and the Origins of Modern Drug Enforcement in the United States, 1950-1962, The», Contemporary Drugs Problems 39 (2012): 595-640

Kathleen J. Frydl, The Drug Wars in America, 1940–1973 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Doug Valentine, The Strength of the Wolf: Secret History of America's War on Drugs

Assassin of youth : a kaleidoscopic history of Harry J. Anslinger's war on drugs / Alexandra Chasin (in library as ebook)

Douglas Clarck Kinder, «Bureaucratic Cold Warrior: Harry J. Anslinger and ilicit narcotic traffic», Pacific Historical Review 50 (1981)

Alan Block y John C. McWilliams, «On the Origins of American Counterintelligence: Building a Clandestine Network», Journal of Policy History 1, n.o 4 (1979)

John C. McWilliams, The Protectors: Harry J. Anslinger and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 1930-1962 (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1990)

Eric Schneider, Smack: Heroin and the Postwar City

Marijuana Policy

"The Puzzle of the Social Origins of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937" John F. Galliher, Allynn Walker, Social Problems, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Feb., 1977), pp. 367-376

L. Sloman, Reefer Madness: A history of Marijuana

FILM: Reefer Madness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azf320JDdqU

Michael N. Gomila y Robert D. Hanser, «The war on Drugs: a Review of U.S. Drug Policy», in Flawed criminal justice policies: at the intersection of the Media, Public Fear and Legislative Response, ed. Frances P. Reddington y Gene Bonham (North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2012), 21-37

Richard J. Bonnie y Charles H. Whitebread II., The Marihuana Conviction: A History of Marihuana Prohibition in the United States (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1974)

Week 5: Drugs and the Counterculture

How did youth attitudes to drugs change during the 1950s and 1960s?

How did government attitudes to drugs change during the 1950s and 1960s?

What role did race play in government and civil society's attitudes to drugs?

Matthew D. Lassiter, “Pushers, Victims and the Lost Innocence of White Suburbia: California’s War on narcotics during the 1950s”, Journal of Urban History, 41.5 (2015), 787-807 (CORE READING)

David Farber, “The Intoxicated/Illegal Nation: Drugs in the Sixties Counterculture.” In Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s, edited by Peter Braunstein and Michael William Doyle, 17–40. New York: Routledge, 2002.(CORE READING - ebook)

"Drugs and the Baby Boomers' Quest for Metaphysical Illumination", Robert C. Fuller, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Vol. 3, No. 1 (October 1999), pp. 100-118 CORE READING

Martin A Lee and Cruce Shlain, Acid Dreams, The Complete Social History of LSD, Chapter 3 Chapter 6 

David Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, Chapter 11 (In library as ebook) 

James Swartz, Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 109-118, 149-62

Devin R. Lander, Start Your Own Religion: New York State's Acid Churches, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Vol. 14, No. 3 (February 2011), pp. 64-80

Elcock, Chris. “From Acid Revolution to Entheogenic Evolution: Psychedelic Philosophy in the Sixties and Beyond.” Journal of American Culture 36, no. 4 (2013): 296–311.

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana, Martin A. Lee, Chapter 3 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

William Novak, High Culture, Marijuana in the Lives of Americans, 1980

Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream, Jay Stevens

D Lattin, The Harvard Psychadelic Club, How Timothy Leary... Killed the Fifties

Peter McGuire and Mike Ritter, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World by Nicholas Schou

Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus, Erika Dyck

Thomas Miller, The Hippies and American Values

Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960's and 70's, by Peter Braunstein, Michael William Doyle

Heads and Freaks: Patterns and Meanings of Drug Use Among Hippies, Fred Davis, Laura Munoz, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 9, No. 2, Special Issue on Recreational Drug Use (Jun., 1968), pp. 156-164

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

WIlliam Burroughs, Junky

Week 6: READING WEEK

Week 7: Drug Policy from the 1970s onwards: Race, Policing, and the Prison State

Why does the US have the highest level of imprisonment in the world?

Why does mass incarceration affect African Americans so adversely?

What are the social effects of mass incarceration?

Heather Ann Thompson, Why Mass Incarceration Matters, Journal of American History (JSTOR) (CORE READING)

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness, 97-139 (CORE READING) (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421). Rest of book is non-core reading

John Pfaff, Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform, Introduction, (CORE READING)

Ta-Nihisi Coates, The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration, The Atlantic, October 2015,

Eric Schlosser, The Prison-Industrial Complex, The Atlantic, 1998,

David Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, Chapter 12 (In library as ebook) 

Bruce Western, Christopher Wilderman, ‘The Black Family and Mass Incarceration’, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 621 (2009), pp. 221-242

Jeremy Travis, Bruce Western, and Steve Redburn (eds), The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (Washington, 2014),

David F. Musto and Pamela Korsmeyer, The quest for drug control: politics and federal policy in a period of increasing substance abuse, 1963-1981 (Ebook in Library)

Journal of American History, June 2015 Special on Carceral State particularly articles by Elizabeth Hinton, Kali Nicole Gross

Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California By Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

Sasha Abramsky, American Furies: Crime, Punishment and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment

Films: The House I Live in, The 13th Amendment

Podcasts: The History of Mass Incarceration in the US

Bringing Down the New Jim Crow Radio Documentary Series

Criminal Injustice

Week 8: Peruvian Cocaine

Explain the rise of the cocaine industry in Peru.

What is the difference between a drug and a medicine?

Paul Gootenberg, Andean Cocaine, The Making of a Global Drug (CORE READING)

Thoumi, F (2003) Introduction & Overview. In: Illegal drugs, economy and society in the Andes. ed., Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Ch.1, pp.1-11, (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421)

Joseph Gagliano, Cocaine Prohibition in Peru

Enrique Obando, US policy in Peru, (Extract at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421)

Mariano Valderrama, "Questionable Alliances and the War on Drugs" (

Cynthia McClintock, "The Evolution of Internal War in Peru: The Conjunction of Need, Creed, and Organizational Finance," Cynthia J. Arson and I. William Zartman, eds., Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed (Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2005)

Jose E. Gonzales, "Guerrillas and Coca in the Upper Huallaga Valley," in David Scott Palmer, ed., Shining Path of Peru (New York: St. Martin's, 1994), pp. 126-30

Week 9: The rise of the Colombian "cartels"

Why was drug trafficking so prevalent in Colombia?

To what extent was drug trafficking organized into cartels?

How do traffickers and anti-drugs forces interact?

What advantages to either group have?

What were effects of the rise of drug trafficking in Colombia?

What was the social background of Colombia's major traffickers?

Michael Kenney, From Pablo to Osama: Trafficking and Terrorist Networks, Chapters 1 (CORE READING) Extract at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421. Chapters 2-4 are non-core reading.

Mary Roldan, "Colombia: Cocaine and the Miracle of Modernity in Medellin: in Gootenberg (ed.), Cocaine: Global Histories (In library in ebook) (CORE READING)

Francisco E Thoumi, "Why the Illegal Psychoactive Drugs Industry Grew in Colombia" Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs (1992) (CORE READING)

Damian Zaitch, "Post-Fordist Cocaine", (CORE READING)

Sidney Zabludoff, Colombian Narcotics Organizations as Business Enterprises, Transnational Organized Crime, 3.2 (1997), 20-49 (CORE READING)

Dominic Streatfield, Cocaine, chapter 9-11

Week 10: Radical Politics, US Foreign Policy, and the Drug Trade in Colombia

Explain the rise of Colombian guerilla groups.

How have guerillas forces affected drug trafficking?

How have guerilla forces affeced the war on drugs?

How has the US sought to combat the drug trade?

War on Drugs or War or Social Revolution? Which better describes US policy in Colombia?

Winifred Tate, Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomats: U.S. Policymaking in Colombia (CORE READING)

Russell Crandell, "Explicit Narcotization: U.S. Policy toward Colombia during the Samper Administration" Latin American Politics and Society, JSTOR

Tom Long, Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence, Chapter 5, pp. 174-216

Olivier Villar, Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia

Coletta Youngers (ed.), Drugs and Democracy in Latin America, Chapter 4 and Chapters 1-3

Mark Peceny, "The FARC's Best Friend" in Latin American Politics and Society, JSTOR

Jennifer Holmes "Drugs, Violence, and Development in Colombia: A Department-Level Analysis" Latin American Politics and Society, JSTOR

Russell Crandell, Driven by Drugs: US Policy Towards Colombia

Bergquist, C., Peñaranda, R. and Sánchez, G. G. (eds) (2001) 'Plan Colombia', in Violence in Colombia: 1990–2000. Scholarly Resources: Wilmington, 232–239.

Spring Term

Week 1: Democratization and Violence in Brazil

How has the drug trade affected politics in Brazil?

How has the drug trade affected class relations?

What means have been effective in dealing with organized crime?

Why are Brazilian traffickers often viewed as "social bandits"? Is this fair?

Misha Glenny, Nemesis : one man and the battle for Rio's biggest slum(CORE READING)

Arias and Goldstein "Introduction" in Arias and Goldstein, Violent Democracies in Latin America, (Ebook in library)

Gay in Arias and Goldstein, Violent Democracies in Latin America, (ebook in library)

Adorno in Rotker, Citizens of Fear (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421)

Robert Gay, Lucia: Testimonies of a Brazilian

Robert Gay, Bruno, Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer

Enrique Arias, Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro

Film: Elite Troop I and II

Janice Pearlman, Favela

Film: City of God

Film: Elite Troop I and II

Film: Carindiru

Week 2: Youth gangs in Central America

Deborah Levenson-Estrada, Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death (CORE READING)

Living in the Shadow of Death: Gangs, Violence and Social Order in Urban Nicaragua, 1996-2002
Dennis Rodgers, Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2 (May, 2006), pp. 267-292

Thomas Bruneau et al, Maras, Gang Violence and Security in Central America (ebook in library)

Ana Arana, How the Street Gangs took Central America, Foreign Affairs

Clare Ribando Seelke, Gangs in Central America, WOLA paper, http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34112.pdf

Mara Salvatrucha: The Most Dangerous Street Gang in the Americas? Sonja Wolf, Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 65-99

Robert Brennaman, Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America

Gareth Jones and Dennis Rogers, Youth Violence in Latin America

Deborah Levinson, Adios Niños, The Gangs of Guatemala City

Dennis Rogers, Dying for It: Violence and Social Change in Urban Nicaragua

Week 3: The early Mexican trade, (1890-1960)

What was the relationship between the state and the early drug trade?

How did existing socio-economic relations affect the hierarchy of the drug trade?

Isaac Campos, Home grown: marijuana and the origins of Mexico's war on drugs CORE READING

Benjamin T. Smith, Drug Policies in Mexico, 1900-1980, Beatriz C.Labate, Clancy Cavnar, & Thiago Rodrigues, (eds.), Drug Policies and the Politics of Drugs in Latin America. (Cham: Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, 2016)

Isaac Campos, A diplomatic failure: the Mexican role in the demise of the 1940 Reglamento Federal de Toxicomanías, Third World Quarterly (2017)

Benjamin Smith, The Dialectics of Dope: Leopoldo Salazar Viniegra, the Myth of Marijuana, and Mexico’s State Drug Monopoly

Elaine Carey, "Selling is More of a Habit" Journal of Women's History, (2009)

Elaine Carey, Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime

Nicole Mottier, Drug Gangs and Politics in Ciudad Juarez, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos

Benjamin Smith, The Rise and Fall of Narcopopulism, Journal for the Study of Radicalism

Celia Toro, Mexico's War on Drugs: Causes and Consequences

Week 4: Beatniks and Hippies

How did the drugs industry change shape in the late 1960s?

What effect did the counterculture have on the Mexican drug trade

Jerry Kamstra, Weed: Adventures of a Dope Smuggler, Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 (CORE READING)

Acapulco Gold (Film)

Jorge Garca̕-Robles, The stray bullet : William S. Burroughs in Mexico

Jorge Garca̕-Robles, At the end of the road : Jack Kerouac in Mexico

Bonnie Bremser Frazer, Troia: Mexican memoirs

Week 5: The First War on Drugs (1970-1980)

Richard B Craig, Operation Condor: Mexico's Antidrug Campaign enters a New era, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 1980 CORE READING

Alexander Aviña "A War Against Poor People" in México Beyond 1968 : Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression During the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies / edited by Jaime M. Pensado and Enrique C. Ochoa CORE READING

Richard B Craig, Human Rights and Mexico's Antidrug Campaign, Social Science Quarterly 1980 CORE READING

Daniel Weimer, Seeing Drugs on Mexico (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421)

Francisco Ortiz Pinchetti, et al, La Operacion Condor

Peter Dale Scott, American War Machine, Chapter 2

Richard B Craig, La Campaña Permanente: Mexico's Anti-Drug Campaign, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 1978

Peter Watt and Robert Zepeda, Drug War Mexico, Chapter 2

Celia Toro, Mexico's War on Drugs: Causes and Consequences

Week 6 Reading Week

Week 7: The Rise of the Cartels and the Role of the State, 1980-2000

How does a cartel operate?

Explain the rise of the Mexican cartels?

Terrence Poppa, Drug lord : the life & death of a Mexican kingpin : a true story (CORE READING)

Peter Lupsha, Transnational NarcoCorruption (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421) ,

Carlos Flores Perez, "Political Protection and the Origins of the Gulf Cartel" in Tony Payan, Kathleen Staudt, Z. Anthony Kruszewski, A War that Cannot Be Won: Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs. 

Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano, "The Mexican state and organized crime : an unending story" in Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano, Mexico's security failure : collapse into criminal violence, pp. 29-53  (Extract found at https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/AM421)

Peter Dale Scott "The CIA and Right-Wing Narcoterrorism in Latin America" in Cocaine Politics, Chapter 2 especially pp. 33-40

Otis B. Fly-Wheel, Pablo Acosta and the Plaza System, Borderland Beat

Mexico's security failure : collapse into criminal violence / edited by Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano ; with Arturo Sotomayor

Elaine Shannon, Desperados

Peter Watt and Robert Zepeda, Drug War Mexico, Chapter 3

Charles Bowden, Down by the River

Week 8: The Drug War, 2006-2019

Angélica Durán-Martínez, The politics of drug violence : criminals, cops and politicians in Colombia and Mexico (CORE READING)

Benjamin Lessing, Making Peace in Drugs Wars, Chapters 1 and 7 (CORE READING)

Daniel Sabet, Police reform in Mexico: informal politics and the challenge of institutional change

Ioan Grillo, El Narco : the bloody rise of Mexican drug cartels

Julien Mercille, "Violent Narco-Cartels or US Hegemony" in Third World Quarterly, (2011)

Jorge Chabat "Drug trafficking and United States--Mexico relations : causes of conflict" in Mexico's security failure : collapse into criminal violence / edited by Paul Kenny and Mónica Serrano ; with Arturo Sotomayor

Mónica Serrano y Paul Kenny, Mexico’s Security Failure: Collapse into Criminal Violence (New York: Routledge, 2012)

Tony Payan, The Three US-Mexico Border Wars

Anabel Hernandez, Narcoland

Peter Watt and Roberto Zepeda, Drug war Mexico : politics, neoliberalism and violence in the new narcoeconomy

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Los Zetas Inc. : criminal corporations, energy, and Civil War in Mexico

Week 9 : Narcoculture

What is narcoculture?

Why did narcoculture appear?

What are the links bewteen the drug trade and narcoculture?

Shaylih Muehlmann, When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands (CORE READING)

Paul Eiss and Howard Campell in Latin American Perspectives, Issue 195, March 2014

Mark Edberg, "Drug traffickers as social bandits: culture and drug trafficking in northern Mexico and the border region. Journal of Contemporary Criminology 2001;17(3):259-77

Gabriela Polit Duenas, Narrating Narcos

Herman Herlinghaus, Narco-Epics,

Carlos Fuentes, Adam in Eden

Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Frontera Dreams

Elijah Wald, Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs

Sam Quinones, "The Ballad of Chalino Sanchez" in Sam Quinones, True Tales from Another Mexico

Mark Edberg, El Narcotrafficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona

Guy Fricano, Social banditry and the Public Persona of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Small Wars Journal

Documentary: Narcocultura

Week 10: Civil society, democracy, and violence in Mexico

Film: Cartel Land (CORE WATCHING)

Ioan Grillo, Gangster warlords : drug dollars, killing fields and the new politics of Latin America, Part V (CORE READING)

Carolina Robledo Silvestre, "Combing history against the grain: The search for truth amongst Mexico’s hidden graves" in in Wil G. Pansters, Benjamin T. Smith, Peter Watt (eds), Beyond the Drug War in Mexico: Human rights, the public sphere and justice (London: Routledge, 2017) (CORE READING)

Robert Andrew Powell, This love is not for cowards: salvation and soccer in Ciudad Juárez

Ricardo Ainslie, The fight to save Juárez: life in the heart of Mexico's drug war

Romain Le Cour Grandmaison, "VIGILAR Y LIMPIAR”: IDENTIFICATION AND SELF-HELP JUSTICEMAKING
IN MICHOACÁN, MEXICO"
, Politix, 2016.

Daniel Sabet, "The Role of Citizens and Civil Society in Mexico's Security Crisis" in Tony Payan, Kathleen Staudt, Z. Anthony Kruszewski, A War that Cannot Be Won: Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs.

Wil Pansters, We had to pay to live: Competing Sovereignties in Contemporary Mexico, Conflict and Society 

Wil G. Pansters, Benjamin T. Smith, Peter Watt (eds), Beyond the Drug War in Mexico: Human rights, the public sphere and justice (London: Routledge, 2017)

Patricio Asfura Heim, The Rise of Mexico's Self-Defence Forces, Foreign Affairs

Salvador Maldonaldo, Stories of Drug Trafficking in Rural Mexico, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Why I protest: Javier Sicilia of Mexico, Time Magazine,

Dudley Althus, Mexico's Security Dilemma, Wilson Center Paper

Film: Cartel Land

Howard Campbell, Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juarez

Balan, Rotker and Pizzaro in Susanne Rotker, Citizens of Fear

Pansters and Castillo Berthier in Kees Koonings and Kirk Kruijt, Fractured Cities

John Bailey and Roy Godson, Organised Crime and Democratic Governability

George Grayson, Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State

Charles Bowden, Down by the River: Drugs, money, murder

Why I protest, Time Magazine,

Dudley Althus, Mexico's Security Dilemma, Wilson Center Paper

Week 1: Revision

Week 2: Revision

Summer