Regulating mobility in the Peruvian Andes: road safety, social hierarchies and governmentality in Cusco's rural provinces

Orr, David M R (2016) Regulating mobility in the Peruvian Andes: road safety, social hierarchies and governmentality in Cusco's rural provinces. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, 81 (2). pp. 238-261. ISSN 0014-1844

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Abstract

Significant developments in road safety regulation have taken place in Peru during recent years, reflecting international efforts to reduce worldwide fatalities and injuries. A series of measures has sought to bring about transformations in governmentality among passengers on public transport. Seen ethnographically, these have had uneven success on the ground. In rural provinces of Cusco, situated histories and sociologies of mobility have sometimes led to ambivalence, unobtrusive resistance or reinforcement of discriminatory attitudes. This article explores how reception of the regulations has been refracted through class, ethnic and geographical divisions within Peruvian society, and argues for both the applied and theoretical utility of anthropological study of road safety governance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Roads, Peru, governmentality, transport, hierarchy
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
Depositing User: Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 13:12
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50668

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