'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

Professor Paul Gootenberg
17:15 - 18:45
All Souls College
High Street
Oxford
OX1 4AL
Lectures and seminars
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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.