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Que nul n'entre ici si... Les usages sociaux de la sécurité dans les "copropriétés fermées" de Buenos Aires

Abstract : Are today’s cities mere aggregates of discrete enclaves? Up to what point can the upper classes enforce a form of exclusive socialization? This article adopts an ethnographic perspective to explore the production of spaces of exclusive socialization on the basis of an extreme case: the use of security protocols in new private real estate developments in Buenos Aires. The paper shows that these protocols not only delineate territorial boundaries defined by an upstream logic of segregation, as the studies of gated communities suggest: they are also used within these “closed” spaces to create boundaries between their inhabitants, who come from different backgrounds, and, chiefly, between the inhabitants and their employees. Rather than a hard fact, in-group sociability is a category of social action that makes distinctions and categorizations in situations of interdependency.
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Eleonora Elguezabal. Que nul n'entre ici si... Les usages sociaux de la sécurité dans les "copropriétés fermées" de Buenos Aires. Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, Editions du Seuil, 2014, 4 (204), pp.10-23. ⟨10.3917/arss.204.0010⟩. ⟨hal-02630153⟩

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