La zona roja: potere ed utilizzo del territorio urbano a Città del Guatemala

Paolo Grassi


This paper is the result of an in progress ethnographic research in a slum of Guatemala City, a “red zone”, as local media label the marginal areas of the city. The paper will offer a complex interpretation of that place, understood as a relational outcome not only relating to the actors that live in, but to a general mental and social structure interconnected to the whole metropolitan area. The analysis of the rhetoric used to produce this social enclave will necessary focus on a specific phenomenon: the transnational juvenile banditry.


Guatemala; violence; social enclave; mara; pandilla

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/2398

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