Towards a Philosophy of Narco Violence in Mexico

  • Amalendu Misra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Amalendu Misra
    Pages 1-12
  3. Amalendu Misra
    Pages 13-46
  4. Amalendu Misra
    Pages 47-70
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    Pages 71-98
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    Pages 99-131
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    Pages 133-156
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 157-179

About this book


This book explores the politics of narco-killing and public attitudes to violence and death in the Mexican Drug War. It examines questions such as the culture of human sacrifice, the religious principles that sanction egregious violence and most importantly the society’s complex response strategies towards such violence. Primarily a philosophical reflection, this study nonetheless uses anthropological, architectural and sociological methods to provide an interdisciplinary explanation to the visceral, commonplace violence taking place in contemporary Mexico.


drugs war la santa muerte mexico violence killing anthropology crime criminology Moral morality philosophy Polis politics social philosophy social science society sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Amalendu Misra
    • 1
  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityLancasterUnited Kingdom

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