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Author Civico, Aldo
Title The Para-State : An Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squads
Imprint Berkerley : University of California Press, 2015
©2015
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (261 pages)
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue: From the Field Journal -- Introduction -- 1 "Everything I Did in the Name of Peace" -- 2 Fragments from the Shadows of War -- 3 Limpieza: The Expenditure of Spectacular Violence -- 4 An Ethnography of Cocaine -- 5 The Intertwinement -- 6 Demobilization and the Unmasking of the State -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
Since its independence in the nineteenth century, the South American state of Colombia has been shaped by decades of bloody political violence. In The Para-State, 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, with drug kingpins, and with 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 a war machine deployed by the Colombian state to control and maintain its territory and political legitimacy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Civico, Aldo The Para-State : An Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squads Berkerley : University of California Press,c2015 9780520288515
Subject Death squads - Colombia
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