PELUQUERIA TABOO, Lima, Peru. likes · 21 talking about this · were here. T / In , José Matos Mar carried out the first systematic study of Lima's barriadas in an attempt to shed light on what was then the fastest growing but most poorly understood form of urbanization in the city. After his work, many other social scientists became interested in the barriadas, noticing that one of the consequences of. Taboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima Daniella Gandolfo. the same time by keeping them in constant interaction, in a perpetual relation of mutual ( self-)definition. In these essays, the concept of taboo is traced theoretically and historically to show that social interdictions are so tightly and invisibly woven into .