Thoughts about a youth collective action: The “Marcha de la Gorra” and its multiplicity

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Andrea Bonvillani
Melania Agustina Chaboux

Abstract

Since 2007, the “Marcha de la Gorra” bursts into Cordoba city center (Argentina) demanding the transformationof the provincial security policy, as it injures the popular sector young’s human rights. Thispaper submits some aspects of a research in progress, its methodological approach enrolls in an “Ethnographyof events” (according to the sense proposed by the anthropologist Borges). Our purpose is toanalyze this march in its diversity and complexity, avoiding any kind of essentialism or unifying claim.There are several aspects that show that multiplicity is a key to analyze the protest. However, this articlewill focus on the complex diversity of demands and actors that are articulated in this youthful collectiveaction. At the same time we propose, as a hypothesis, a reading on the impact that this multiplicity hasregarding its political potential.
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