Matos Mar dies at 93

08 August 2015

 It is with great regret that we learn of the death of the anthropologist José Matos Mar. As well as being one of the co-founder of the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP) in 1964, Matos Mar was the author of one of the most influential books of the 1980s, 'Desborde popular y crisis del Estado. El nuevo rostro del Perú en la década de 1980'. The book, published in 1984, analysed the nature of urban informality in Peru resulting from the massive migrations of previous decades.

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