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Mortal DoubtTransnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City$
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Anthony W. Fontes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520297081

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520297081.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

Of Violent Others and Orders of Violence

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(p.241) Epilogue
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Mortal Doubt
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Anthony W. Fontes

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0014

The final chapter traces the fates of several main characters in prison and on the street through the chaos of Guatemalan politics in recent years. It splices these narratives into a discussion of how reactionary political movements in the United States are drawing on the image of the Central American gang member (among a list of evil, barbarous “others”) to push anti-immigrant agendas in a moment of profound global uncertainty and unrest.

Keywords:   Guatemala, Central America, gangs, U.S. politics, migration, othering discourse

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