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Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera By Alicia Gaspar De Alba Georgina Guzmán,

  • Title: Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera
  • Author: Alicia Gaspar De Alba Georgina Guzmán
  • ISBN: 9780292723177
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since 1993, than five hundred women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso, Texas At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well Thousands have been reported missing and remain unaccounted for The crimes have been poorly investigated and have gone unpunished and unresolved by Mexican authorities, thus cSince 1993, than five hundred women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso, Texas At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well Thousands have been reported missing and remain unaccounted for The crimes have been poorly investigated and have gone unpunished and unresolved by Mexican authorities, thus creating an epidemic of misogynist violence on an increasingly globalized U.S Mexico border.This book, the first anthology to focus exclusively on the Juarez femicides, as the crimes have come to be known, compiles several different scholarly interventions from diverse perspectives, including feminism, Marxism, critical race theory, semiotics, and textual analysis Editor Alicia Gaspar de Alba shapes a multidisciplinary analytical framework for considering the interconnections between gender, violence, and the U.S Mexico border The essays examine the social and cultural conditions that have led to the heinous victimization of women on the border from globalization, free trade agreements, exploitative maquiladora working conditions, and border politics, to the sexist attitudes that pervade the social discourse about the victims The book also explores the evolving social movement that has been created by NGOs, mothers organizing efforts, and other grassroots forms of activism related to the crimes Contributors include U.S and Mexican scholars and activists, as well as personal testimonies of two mothers of femicide victims.
    Making a Killing Femicide Free Trade and La Frontera Since than five hundred women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso Texas At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well Thousands hav

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    1. Before I read this book I already knew about the femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico This is a book with analyses that shines some light on the mysterious femicides and sexual assaults that women in Juarez have been facing Every author who wrote a chapter for this book points to the important factor of gender something that plays a big part in every society and in this case seems to be one of the underlying motives for the femicides The perpetrators are still unknown, but I hope this book gives s [...]

    2. I am not trained to read books with sentences like By combining Marxist critiques of political economy with poststructuralist feminist interrogations of discursive production I got much from the less academic articles, like in the Testimonios section.

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