Network for Youth in Transition


Dwellers of Memory: Youth and Violence in Medellín, Colombia

Author: Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Year: 2006

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This book considers the practices of remembering and forgetting among youth in Colombian city of Medellin as part of a humanistic anthropology project that examines the ways individuals cope with violence and construct themselves as subjects. It examines how youth reconfigure their lives and their cultural worlds in the face of widespread violence that transgresses familiar boundaries and destroys basic social supports and networks of trust.

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