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Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture

Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky


In the years since his death in 1993, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has become a globally recognized symbol of crime, wealth, power, and masculinity. In this long-overdue exploration of Escobar’s impact on popular culture, Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky shows how his legacy inspired the development of narcoculture—television, music, literature, and fashion representing the drug-trafficking lifestyle—in Colombia and around the world. Pobutsky looks at the ways the “Escobar brand” surfaces in bars, restaurants, and clothing lines; in Colombia’s tourist industry; and in telenovelas, documentaries, ... More

Keywords: Pablo Escobar, Colombia, Narcoculture, Telenovelas, Gender relations, Popular culture, Cocaine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401513
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky, author
Oakland University

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