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    The apotheosis of war in Colombia

    Koram, Kojo and Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar (2019) The apotheosis of war in Colombia. In: Koram, Kojo (ed.) The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line. London, UK: Pluto Press. ISBN 9780745338804.

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    This chapter draws on memoir, ethnography and philosophical anthropology to unpack the meaning of the war in Colombia, with a focus on the link between the impact that the encounter and "invention" of Amerindians by 16th century chroniclers had on the west's self-image and more recent attitudes concerning healing, limpieza and drugs. Unpacking the linkage between the War on Drugs, counter-insurgency anti-communism and structural violence against Afro-Colombians and Amerindian communities concerning land and resources, it will illuminate the echoes of the original colonisation of the Americas contained within the 20th century War on Drugs.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Law > Law
    Depositing User: Kojo Koram
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 15:22
    Last Modified: 16 Sep 2022 03:18


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