Emociones en suspenso: maternidad y consumo de pasta base/paco en barrios marginales de Buenos Aires

Castilla, Victoria; Lorenzo, Gimena
December 2012
Cuadernos de Antropología Social;2012, Issue 36, p69
Academic Journal
Based on ethnographic research conducted in a neighborhood of Greater Buenos Aires,characterized by high rates of poverty, vulnerability and marginalization, this paperidentifies, describes and analyzes the emotional dynamics, maternal thinking and childrearing practices in women who are intensive users of "pasta base" in relation to theirexperiences of maternity. The dynamics of this relationship is based on experiences of"maternity hanging feelings" during the intensive consumption ("giras") alternating withemotional distress when they pass the effects of the substance ("bajón") and subsequentlythe resurgence of feelings of guilty and a deep emotional attachment with their childrens,especially when they start to stop consumption.


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