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Migration et marginalité. Les migrants andins dans les quartiers marginaux de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivie)


  • Sophie Blanchard


This research looks at the marginalization of migrants moving from the Andes into Santa Cruz, a city in the Bolivian lowlands. In the discourse of urban planners and political authorities, these migrants are associated with the poor fringe neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the city. Yet, the landscapes of these neighbourhoods are distinguished more by poverty than by the origin of their inhabitants. What is emerging is both an urban citizenry defined by loss and a fusion of Andean migrants and people from the lowlands. Despite their image as poor and violent, these neighbourhoods are the scene of a new kind of hybridization.

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  • Sophie Blanchard, 2006. "Migration et marginalité. Les migrants andins dans les quartiers marginaux de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivie)," Revue Tiers-Monde, Armand Colin, vol. 0(1), pages 23-38.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_185_0023

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