The Centre for Postcolonial Studies presents Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia University)
The Mexican "drug cartel" known as the Knights Templar flourished briefly between 2011 and 2014, and was peculiar in its degree of ideological investment in the organisation's alleged relationship with the community. The cartel was also unusual because it had a leader, Nazario Moreno, who functioned as an ideologue and even took the time to publish his ideas. Claudi Lomnitz will present his consideration of the nature of these ideas, and of the Templar's complicated and uneven attempts to institutionalise them. This case offers a window into a broader problem: the construction of a moral economy by actors identified with organised and disorganised crime.
Directions: Richard Hoggart Building Room 308, from the Ground Floor take staircase G to the second floor.
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|2 May 2018||4:00pm - 6:00pm|
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