Download PDF by Pilar Riano-Alcala: Dwellers of Memory: Youth and Violence in Medellin, Colombia

By Pilar Riano-Alcala

ISBN-10: 0765803143

ISBN-13: 9780765803146

ISBN-10: 1412811074

ISBN-13: 9781412811071

Dwellers of Memory is an ethnographic examine of ways city early life in Colombia got here to be on the intersection of a number of different types of political, drug-related, and territorial violence in a rustic present process 40 years of inner armed clash. It examines the ways that early life within the urban of Medellin reconfigure their lives and, cultural worlds within the face of frequent violence. This violence has transgressed universal limitations and destroyed easy social helps and networks of belief. This quantity makes an attempt to map and comprehend its styles and flows.

The writer explores how Medellin's adolescence find themselves and make, feel of violence via contradictory and transferring reminiscence practices. The violence has now not thoroughly taken over their cultural worlds or their subjectivities. Practices of remembering and forgetting are key tools during which those early life transform their identities and make feel of the effect of violence on their lives. whereas the adventure of violence is rooted in city area and concrete formative years, the reminiscence dwellers use a feeling of position, oral histories of demise, and narratives of worry as survival recommendations for inhabiting violent neighborhoods. The ebook additionally examines fissures in reminiscence, the contradictory structures of younger people's subjective selves, and practices of gendered violence and terror. All have and proceed to pose hazards to the old reminiscence and cultural survival of the citizens of Medellin.

Dwellers of Memory bargains an alternate ethnographic method of the learn of reminiscence and violence, one who calls into query no matter if the, function of the ethnographer of violence is to be a trifling witness of terror, or to oppose it via writing opposed to it. will probably be of curiosity to sociologists, anthropologists, and scholars of, ethnography.

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