Reconfiguración social: entre la migración y la percepción inseguridad en Lima, Perú/ Social Reconfiguration: Between Migration and Insecurity Perception in Lima, Peru

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The aim of this article is to investigate how the matrix of the perception of insecurity has changed from effective criminality to immigration of Venezuelans. Thus, we explore and compare, with qualitative techniques, the actual perception of insecurity among the inhabitants of two neighborhoods in Lima (Peru): Barrio Chamo (San Juan de Luringancho) and sector 1 (San Isidro). The article proposes an outline on the imaginary construction of the safe spaces, the attackers and the construction of the 'we' as a community facing migration as the implied problem leading insecurity. The results of the comparison between the two areas show that migration has become synecdoche of a city that, amidst a process of social reassembly, has found in the Venezuelan migrant the scape goat of its social crisis.
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
JournalURVIO - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios de Seguridad
StatePublished - 26 Nov 2018

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