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In Harm's Way: The Dynamics of Urban Violence

Javier Auyero and María Fernanda Berti


Arquitecto Tucci, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is a place where crushing poverty and violent crime are everyday realities. Homicides—often involving young people—continue to skyrocket, and in the emergency room there, victims of shootings or knifings are an all-too-common sight. This book takes a harrowing look at daily life in Arquitecto Tucci, examining the sources, uses, and forms of interpersonal violence among the urban poor at the very margins of Argentine society. It provides a powerful and intimate account of what it is like to live under the constant threat of violence. It argues t ... More

Keywords: poverty, Arquitecto Tucci, Buenos Aires, violent crime, homicide, violence, urban poor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691173030
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691173030.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Javier Auyero, author
University of Texas, Austin

María Fernanda Berti, author