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Dead-End LivesDrugs and Violence in the City Shadows$
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Daniel Briggs and Rubén Monge Gamero

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341680

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341680.001.0001

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Introduction: Welcome to Valdemingómez

Introduction: Welcome to Valdemingómez

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(p.1) 1 Introduction: Welcome to Valdemingómez
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Dead-End Lives
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Daniel Briggs

Rubén Monge Gamero

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447341680.003.0001

The introductory chapter sets the scene for the book and in it context is given to the main participants, Juan and Julia, and how we came to know them. Thus, we reflect on the relatively little research which exists on Valdemingómez, its location with regard to the city, give some clues to its spatial and social aetiology and present our case for a new form of empirical, theoretical and methodological analysis. We reflect honestly and openly about our methodology and offer the reader a concise description of structure of the book’s chapters.

Keywords:   Valdemingómez, spatial exclusion, city, ethnography, research limitations

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