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CARMAN, María. Social class in parenthesis: the case of the aldea gay neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Rev. katálysis [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp. 49-58. ISSN 1414-4980. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-49802010000100006.
This article focuses on the case of the Aldea Gay, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires which was demolished by the local government to build a corridor of parks. It focuses on how these popular sectors are constructed as nearly natural recipients of state violence, based on intersections of gender and social class. Secondly, the study shows how the residents of the neighborhood challenged the mechanisms of domination, re-elaborating the elements in the name of which they are the subjects of violence: the environment, social class and their condition as gays and transvestites. It is understood that the question of class is ignored in the popular sectors studied, when it is not advantageous to raise it as a factor per se.
Keywords : city of Buenos Aires; gender; environment; social class.