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Revista de Estudios Sociales

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SIRIMARCO, Mariana. Between Care and Violence. Argentinian Security Forces in Pandemic and Confinement. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2021, n.78, pp.93-109.  Epub Sep 21, 2021. ISSN 0123-885X.

The mandatory confinement decreed in Argentina in the early 2020s positioned the security forces as essential workers. The police/pandemic/confinement relationship thus revolved around two differentiated poles of meaning: one that heralded a police force that takes care of use and another that denounced police violence. This paper explores this debate on the basis of three inseparable concerns: the police roles and policing practices that encourage these current crisis scenarios; the lessons they teach us given their potential reiteration; and, above all, the local and regional data revealed that allow us to reflect empirically and politically on our specific Latin American experiences.

Keywords : Argentina; care; confinement; pandemic; security forces; violence.

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