Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Narco-socialization and child consumerism in Mexico: Analysis of "Fiesta en la madriguera" by Juan Pablo Villalobos
by Gadbury, Donald Bret, M.A., University of Wyoming, 2013, 47; 1544865
Abstract (Summary)

Juan Pablo Villalobos has exposed the life of a Mexican drug lord through the eyes of Tochtli. The child narrator reveals the secrets of his druglord father. Yolcaut has a comfortable lifestyle for himself and his son. The contentment ends when Tochtli stumbles upon a secret about his father's business ventures. The infuriated Tochtli vows to be mute until his father makes it up to him, Yolcaut tries to convince his son to talk by buying gifts, until they embark on a safari to Libya to obtain a Liberian Pygmy Hippopotamus to add to his wild animal collection. In the wake of their return they discover the betrayal of the tutor Mazatlzan Along the way we learn of Tochtli's physical pain caused from his father's neglect and the fulfillment he seeks through his consumerism.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hind, Emily A.
Commitee: Aragon, Cecelia, Rhoades, Duane
School: University of Wyoming
Department: Languages - Modern and Classical
School Location: United States -- Wyoming
Source: MAI 52/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Language arts, Latin American literature
Keywords: Child consumerism, Child socialization, Fiesta en la madriguera, Juan pablo villalobos, Narco-socialization, Spanish
Publication Number: 1544865
ISBN: 9781303362569
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