Sunday, December 5

What is “gore capitalism” and why is it especially associated with Latin America


  • Cecilia Barría
  • BBC News World

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The Mexican transfeminist philosopher Sayak Valencia is the author of the book “Capitalismo Gore”.

Tortured and dismembered bodies, corpses hanging from a bridge, blood …

The problem is that there are no tickets for sale because there is no film premiere and although the term “gore” comes from the movies, PhD Sayak Valencia uses it to refer to the daily atrocities that are experienced in border cities like Tijuana, Baja California.

And he uses the concept of “gore capitalism” to refer to an economic system that, from his perspective, has turned violence into a profitable business.


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