Illegal markets, violence, and inequality : evidence from a Brazilian Metropolis / Jean Daudelin, José Luiz Ratton
This book challenges the quasi-consensus that Latin American countries dominate global homicide rankings mainly due to the illegal nature of drug production and trafficking. Building on US scholarship that looks at the role of social exclusion and discriminatory policing in drug violence, the authors of this volume show that the association between illegality and violence cannot be divorced from the inequality that prevails in those countries. This book looks in detail at the functioning of drug markets in Recife, the largest metropolitan area in Brazil’s North-East and, over the last 25 years, the heart of the country’s most violent metropolitan area. Building on extensive interviews and field work, the authors map out the city’s drug markets and explore the reasons why some of those markets are violent, and others are not. The analysis focuses on the micromechanics of each market, looking at consumption patterns and at the workings of retail sales and distribution. Such a systematic micro-level comparative analysis of the workings of Latin American drug markets is simply not available elsewhere in current literature. These findings point to significant gaps in current understandings of the link between illegal markets and violence, and they illuminate the need to factor in the way in which those markets are nested in exclusionary social contexts.
Rethinking Mexican indigenismo : the INI’s Coordinating Center in highland Chiapas and the fate of a utopian project / Stephen E. Lewis
Working-through collective wounds : trauma, denial, recognition in the Brazilian uprising / Raluca Soreanu
Reframing Latin American development / edited by Ronaldo Munck and Raúl Delgado Wise
Island, river, and field : landscape archaeology in the Llanos de Mojos / John H. Walker
The political economy of Lula’s Brazil / edited by Pedro Chadarevian
Risks, violence, security and peace in Latin America : 40 years of the Latin American Council of Peace Research (CLAIP) / Úrsula Oswald Spring, Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald, editors
Utopias in Latin America : past and present / edited by Juan Pro
Young people and everyday peace : exclusion, insecurity and peacebuilding in Colombia / Helen Berents
The shadow of the wall : violence and migration on the U.S.-Mexico border / edited by Jeremy Slack, Daniel E. Martínez, and Scott Whiteford
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