A Narco-Media Studies Reader

Scholarly Books

O. Hugo Benavides, Drugs, Thugs, and Divas: Telenovelas and Narco-Dramas in Latin America.

Mark Cameron Edberg, Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona on the US-Mexico Border.

Camila Fojas, Border Bandits: Hollywood on the Southern Frontier.

Curtis Marez, Drug Wars: The Political Economy of Narcotics.

Gabriela Polit-Dueñas, Narrating Narcos: Culiacan and Medellin.

Ryan Rashotte, Narco Cinema: Sex, Drugs, and Banda Music in Mexico’s B-Filmography.

Jose Manuel Valenzuela, Jefe de Jefes: Corridos y Narcocultura en Mexico.

Scholarly Articles

Hector Amaya, “The Dark Side of Transnational Latinidad: Narcocorridos and the Branding of Authenticity,” in Contemporary Latina/o Media.

Hector Amaya, “Authorship and the State: Narcocorridos in Mexico and the New Aesthetics of Nation,” in A Companion to Media Authorship.

Florencia Cortes-Conde, “Telling Identities: Crime Narratives for Local and International Markets in María, Full of Grace (Marston, 2004) and Rosario Tijeras (Maillé, 2005),” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture.

Deborah Jaramillo, “Narcocorridos and newbie drug dealers: the changing image of the Mexican Narco on US television,” Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Reece Jones, “Border Wars: Narratives and Images of the US-Mexican Border on TV,” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.

Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, “Mapping the Narco-Televisual Universe,” Flow.

Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, “The Datalogical Drug Mule,” Feminist Media Histories.

Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, “Toward a Cinema of Slow Violence,” Film Quarterly.

Chris Muniz, “Narcocorridos and the Nostalgia of Violence: Postmodern Resistance en la Frontera,” Western American Literature.

Juan Piñón, “Disruption and continuity on telenovela with the surge of a new hybrid prime-time fictional serial: The super series,” Critical Studies in Television.

Aldona Pobutsky, “Towards the Latin American Action Heroine: The Case of Jorge Franco Ramos’ Rosario Tijeras.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture.

Aldona Pobutsky, “Deleitar denunciando: La narco telenovela de Gustavo Bolívar ‘Sin tetas no hay paraíso’” Espéculo: Revista de Estudios Literarios.

Aldona Pobutsky, “Maria Llena Eres de Gracia: Fairy Tale, Drug Culture, and the American Dream,” Hispanofila.

Rafael Ponce-Cordero, “Reguetón, narcocultura y bandidaje social en el filme puertorriqueño ‘Talento de barrio,’” Mitologias Hoy.

Ryan Rashotte, “Narco Cultura,” in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture.

Daniela Renjel Encinas, “Gustavo Bolívar: el hombre de las narcotelenovelas,” Mitologias Hoy.

Omar Rincon, “Todos llevamos un narco adentro: Un ensayo sobre la narco/cultura/telenovela como modo de entrada a la modernidad” Matrizes.

Silvia Schultermandl, “From Drug Mule to Miss America: American Exceptionalism and the Commodification of the ‘Other’ Woman in Maria Full of Grace,” The Journal of American Culture.

Sophia Serrano, “Border Wars,” In Media Res.