'Blowback’ and Changing Commodity Chains in the Hemispheric ‘War’ on Cocaine, 1900-2015 | University of Oxford

'Blowback’ and Changing Commodity Chains in the Hemispheric ‘War’ on Cocaine, 1900-2015

Speaker
Professor Paul Gootenberg
Event date
Event time
17:15 - 18:45
Venue
All Souls College
High Street
Oxford
OX1 4AL
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
No
Booking required
Not required

In his talk, Gootenberg will survey the long-term shifts of the trade in cocaine in the western hemisphere over the twentieth century, informed by the "blowback" effects of the escalating U.S. "war on drugs":  this history informs today's crises of  drug violence in Mexico and Central America as well as suggestive shifts in cocaine politics.