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In Harm's WayThe Dynamics of Urban Violence$
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Javier Auyero and María Fernanda Berti

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691173030

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691173030.001.0001

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El Barrio and La Feria

El Barrio and La Feria

Daily Life at the Urban Margins

(p.30) Chapter 1 El Barrio and La Feria
In Harm's Way

Javier Auyero

María Fernanda Berti

Princeton University Press

This chapter discusses the extreme levels of material deprivation and the meager forms of palliative state assistance that characterize daily life in Arquitecto Tucci. It first reviews the neighborhood's recent history as one marked by deindustrialization and informalization before considering the formation and pacification of the informal street market known as La Salada (an important source of jobs for the local population) and the depacification of its surrounding area. In particular, it examines the role played by violence in the origins of La Salada, as well as the ways in which the daily functioning of the market has become more “civilized” (that is, devoid of violence) over time. The chapter concludes with an analysis of the increasing levels of interpersonal violence in the area adjacent to La Salada, which it ascribes to expanding opportunities for crime.

Keywords:   material deprivation, Arquitecto Tucci, deindustrialization, informalization, pacification, La Salada, depacification, violence, interpersonal violence, crime

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