Between Worlds of Exchange: Ethnicity among Peruvian Market Women

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The street worries the rich, its disorder and daily uncertainty represent a constant threat. … One has to … disperse the populace, control these immoderate gestures of a violence that is only the mirror image of their own daily life … yet to prevent a crowd from forming is not sufficient. … One has to go further: make hygienic, cleanse [and] enlighten these obscure masses. … There follows a determined volition to construct a productive and pacified space.

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