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The City at Its Limits : Taboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima / Daniella Gandolfo.

Author/Creator:
Gandolfo, Daniella author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2009]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (288 p.) : 10 halftones, 3 maps
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Urban renewal -- Peru -- Lima.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In 1996, against the backdrop of Alberto Fujimori's increasingly corrupt national politics, an older woman in Lima, Peru-part of a group of women street sweepers protesting the privatization of the city's cleaning services-stripped to the waist in full view of the crowd that surrounded her. Lima had just launched a campaign to revitalize its historic districts, and this shockingly transgressive act was just one of a series of events that challenged the norms of order, cleanliness, and beauty that the renewal effort promoted. The City at Its Limits employs a novel and fluid interweaving of essays and field diary entries as Daniella Gandolfo analyzes the ramifications of this act within the city's conflicted history and across its class divisions. She builds on the work of Georges Bataille to explore the relation between taboo and transgression, while Peruvian novelist and anthropologist José María Arguedas's writings inspire her to reflect on her return to her native city in movingly intimate detail. With its multiple perspectives-personal, sociological, historical, and theoretical-The City at Its Limits is a pioneering work on the cutting edge of ethnography.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
1. Introduction: Taboo
2. First Diary
3. Beauty
4. Second Diary
5. Filth
6. Third Diary
7. Nakedness
8. Last Entry
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226280998
OCLC:
1135589578
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226280998 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.