Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
While the City SleepsA History of Pistoleros, Policemen, and the Crime Beat in Buenos Aires before Perón$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lila Caimari

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520289437

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520289437.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 05 August 2021



(p.1) Introduction
While the City Sleeps

Lila Caimari

University of California Press

This introductory chapter begins with the author's account of the origins of the present volume, which can be traced back to her interest in a late nineteenth-century set of concepts, images, and metaphors that grew up around the figure of the modern criminal. It then discusses the population growth in Buenos Aires, which jumped from about 1.5 to 2.5 million in the two decades between the world wars and the corresponding urban expansion. This sets the stage for a description of the book's purpose, namely to explore the many dimensions of porteño life in the early decades of the twentieth century: its vital network of neighborhood associations, its literacy campaigns, its grassroots politics, its many reformist projects, and so forth.

Keywords:   Buenos Aires, criminals, porteño, population growth, urban expansion

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.