When I Wear My Alligator Boots Reviewed in Geographical Imaginations

When I Wear My Alligator BootsShaylih Muehlmann’s When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands was reviewed in Geographical Imaginations, a blog by Derek Gregory on war, space, and security. Gregory writes that the subjects of Muehlmann’s book “are the low-level players who are, in their way, also being played. For this very reason, their construction and celebration of narco-culture is also a real challenge to the corruptions, exactions and violences of the state. Shaylih unravels the connections between prohibition, poverty and addiction in northern Mexico, and en route her gift for narrative – for telling their stories – provides a powerful analytical lens.”

Read the full review at Geographical Imaginations.