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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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Toward a Political Sociology of Urban Marginality

Toward a Political Sociology of Urban Marginality

(p.161) Conclusion Toward a Political Sociology of Urban Marginality
In Harm's Way

Javier Auyero

María Fernanda Berti

Princeton University Press

This book has examined how violence dislocates individuals' lives and disrupts the collective life of Arquitecto Tucci. It has also identified economic and political forces at the root of the whirlpool of violence that wreaks havoc in Tucci's daily life. This conclusion summarizes the book's main findings and proposes a political sociology of urban marginality by highlighting parallels and convergences with other territories of urban relegation in the Americas. It argues that, to make better sense of concatenated violence—and the individual and collective actions it generates—it is necessary to pay attention to state actions and inactions, such as police brutality, police participation in crime (such as the drug trade), and the almost total (and patriarchal) institutional disregard for—and occasional complicity with—domestic and sexual violence.

Keywords:   violence, Arquitecto Tucci, political sociology, urban marginality, collective action, state, police brutality, crime, sexual violence

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