Mortal Doubt (Paperback)
Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City (Atelier: Ethnographic Inquiry in the Twenty-First Century #1)
University of California Press, 9780520297098, 336pp.
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
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Drawing on years of fieldwork inside prisons, police precincts, and gang-dominated neighborhoods, Anthony W. Fontes demonstrates how gang violence has become indissoluble from contemporary social imaginaries and how these gangs provide cover for a host of other criminal actors. Ethnographically rich and unflinchingly critical, Mortal Doubt illuminates the maras’ role in making and mooring collective terror in Guatemala City while tracing the ties that bind this violence to those residing in far safer environs.
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