La pandilla más grande del mundo: el turismo comunitario como una estrategia autogestionada de resocialización y desestigmatización Thesis

short description

  • Undergraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • González Contreras, Laura Lucia


  • This investigation puts forward the life trayectories of some members of Breaking Borders, a community based tourism group, which is formed by exgangsters who want to stop criminality through being tour guides in their neighborhood: Egipto Alto (Bogotá, Colombia). By means of their stories, I analize how tourism can be a tool to manage resocialization and destigmatization processes. In addition, I use the notions of associativity and territory to understand the basis of the touristic project. Furthermore, I show the before and during Breaking Borders to delve into the influences of structural injustice in the lifes of the exgangsters.

publication date

  • February 22, 2021 8:47 PM


  • Associativity for Community Work Social destigmatization of young former gang members
  • Community based tourism
  • Resocialization of former gang members from the Egypt Alto neighborhood in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Social anthropology
  • Structural injustice in Colombian society

Document Id

  • 2bd932b5-026b-44a0-ad7d-4540ca22150d