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University of California Press
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While the City Sleeps is an extraordinary work of scholarship from one of Argentina’s leading historians about modern Buenos Aires society and culture. In the late nineteenth century, the city saw a massive population boom and urban development on a large scale. These changes came along with rampant crime, a chaotic environment in the streets and intense class conflict. In the two decades before the advent of Peronism, once this cycle was declining, the state expanded institutions intended to bring about social order and control. Caimari mined both police records and true crime reporting, bringing to life the underworld pistoleros, the policemen who fought them, and the crime journalists who brought their conflicts to light. In the process, she has crafted an incredible portrait of the rise of one of the world’s greatest cities. 

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Series Info, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. Pistoleros
  2. pp. 13-40
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  1. 2. Languages of Crime
  2. pp. 41-72
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  1. 3. Order and the City
  2. pp. 73-95
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  1. 4. Detecting Disorder
  2. pp. 96-129
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  1. 5. The Places of Disorder
  2. pp. 130-160
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  1. 6. While the City Sleeps: Police and the Social Imagination
  2. pp. 161-190
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 191-220
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 221-230
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520964105
Related ISBN
9780520289437
MARC Record
OCLC
965737486
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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