Telling Stories in Order to Live: Narratives on Danger and Modernity in a Quito Market.

Adamson, Diane R.

El Camal, a large municipal market in Quito, Ecuador, is widely considered by residents as a “dangerous” place, yet fewer crimes actually occur there than elsewhere in the city. During ten weeks of ethnographic fieldwork at the market in 2013, I attempted to understand the gap between popular discourse and reality when it came to “danger” at Camal. Drawing on anthropological theories about the inf... read more

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Quito (Ecuador)--Social conditions.
Quito (Ecuador)--History.
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