Visioni dal barrio. Trasformazioni nel Messico contemporaneo attraverso gli occhi di un quartiere.

Serena Anzalone

Abstract


The central district of Mexico City, Tepito, has always been of primary economical, social and cultural importance for the city and the country. The central goal of the present study is to investigate some changes that have affected the main features of social identity of the district. We will analyse the waythe informal economyof vecindadesarose after the implementation in 1994 of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Thispaper aims at demonstrating how the NAFTA economical policies led to social fragmentation; increase violence and proliferation of mafia-style systems.


Keywords


urban anthropology; city; vecindades; economics; NAFTA

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/2402

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