BERMUDEZ Natalia Veronica
The plots of deaths and disappearances of young people and their mothers in popular sectors (Córdoba, Argentina)
Manuscrit Journal Anthropos
Within the framework of broader processes in Latin America, in Argentina, there has been a progressive policing of the government of security. Criminal policies in recent decades have focused on police militarization, increased incarceration, spatial segregation and judicial expansion that especially affect the most economically impoverished sectors. I am interested in showing, from ethnographic cases, how the dynamics of delinquency mainly includes young men from popular sectors, both residents and police. Each one of the deaths and disappearances with which I have been working in my investigations reflect these complex daily frames of the economy defined as "illegal".In these contexts it is usually that the mothers of these young people who are responsible for generating complaints and patrimonialize death, confronting the hegemonic meanings that stigmatize them, making it possible to narrate them "from below" and endowing them with their own emotions, versions and experiences that the relatives mobilize around them.