¿Narcocultura? Trazos para un mapa de las dimensiones culturales y comunicativas del narcotráfico en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Narco culture?: A theoretical sketch of cultural and communicative dimensions of the drug trafficking in Colombia

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Abstract

This paper critically reviews the conceptualizations about the relationship
between culture and drug trafficking, to analyze the explanatory scope
of the use of the ‘narcoculture’ category. Based on a theoretical review seeks to
outline some key points on the cultural and communicative dimensions of the
narco-trafficking, focusing on the Colombian case. It is argued that to overcome
the reductionism on Identity, it is necessary to insist more radically in the relational and historical character of culture and identification processes. In that
sense, it is concluded that the usefulness of the ‘narcoculture’ category is its
heuristic value to address the changes in the structures of feeling (R. Williams)
of specific societies affected by drug trafficking and the war waged against it,
as is the case of the Colombian experience in recent decades.
Translated title of the contributionNarco culture?: A theoretical sketch of cultural and communicative dimensions of the drug trafficking in Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationAnais do XIV Congresso Ibero-Americano de Comunicação IBERCOM 2015
Subtitle of host publicationComunicação, cultura e mídias sociais
EditorsRichard Romancini, Maria Immacolata Vassallo de Lopes
Place of PublicationSao Päulo
PublisherECA-USP
Pages2300-2311
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-85-7205-150-7
StatePublished - Mar 29 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies

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