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Lives in TransitViolence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey$
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Wendy A. Vogt

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520298545

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520298545.001.0001

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Circulations of Violence

Circulations of Violence

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(p.29) 1 Circulations of Violence
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Lives in Transit
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Wendy A. Vogt

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520298545.003.0002

Chapter Two situates lived experiences of violence within a deeper temporal and spatial context of violence across the Americas. Structural forms of violence including the legacies of civil war, neoliberal securitization, and everyday insecurity are all forces that propel mobility from Central America. The chapter suggests a historical continuum where the violence people experience along the journey is not conceptualized as new or unique, but rather a continuation of processes they have known their entire lives.

Keywords:   Structural Violence, Neoliberalism, Security, Gangs, Central America

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