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By Deborah T. Levenson

ISBN-10: 0822352990

ISBN-13: 9780822352990

ISBN-10: 0822353156

ISBN-13: 9780822353157

In Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala urban and the Politics of Death, Deborah T. Levenson examines differences within the Guatemalan gangs referred to as Maras from their emergence within the Nineteen Eighties to the early 2000s. A old examine, Adiós Niño describes how fragile areas of friendship and exploration changed into inflexible and violent ones during which early life, and particularly younger males, got here to hire demise as a typical lifestyle for the quick interval that they anticipated to outlive. Levenson relates the stark adjustments within the Maras to worldwide, nationwide, and concrete deterioration; transregional gangs that intersect with the drug exchange; and the Guatemalan military's obliteration of radical well known pursuits and of social imaginaries of unity. a part of Guatemala City's reconfigured social, political, and cultural milieu, with their contributors usually trapped in Guatemala's transforming into legal procedure, the gangs are used to justify remilitarization in Guatemala's modern postwar, post-peace period. Portraying the Maras as microcosms of broader tragedies, and mentioning the problems confronted by way of these formative years who search to flee the gangs, Levenson poses very important questions about the connection among trauma, reminiscence, and ancient agency.

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