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by Georgina Guzmán,Alicia Gaspar de Alba

eBook Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera (Chicana Matters) download ISBN: 029272277X
Author: Georgina Guzmán,Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publisher: University of Texas Press (November 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 328
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She has published eight other books, including Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master’s House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition. Series: Chicana Matters. This item: Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera (Chicana Matters).

First Online: 26 September 2012. Alicia Gaspar de Alba with Georgina Guzman (ed. University of Texas Press, Austin, 2010, 314pp. The murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico form the grim subject of Making A Killing: Femicide, Free Trade and La Frontera, a collection of essays written by a group of divergent contributors including mothers of the disappeared and murdered women, scholars and artists.

Alicia Gaspar de Alba, with Georgina Guzmán. Box 7819 Austin, TX 78713-7819 ww. texas. html ∞ The paper used in this book meets the. minimum requirements of ANSI/NISO ○ Z3. 8-1992 (R1997) (Permanence of Paper).

La Frontera," "Domingo Means Scrubbing," and "Beggar on the Cordoba Bridge.

Calligraphy of the Witch (Saint Martin's Press 2007). Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders (Arte Publico Press 2005). La Llorona on the Longfellow Bridge: Poetry y Otras Movidas (Arte Publico Press 2003). Sor Juana's Second Dream (University of New Mexico Press 1999). La Frontera," "Domingo Means Scrubbing," and "Beggar on the Cordoba Bridge. Floricanto Si!: A Collection of Latina Poetry.

Making a Killing book.

Reframing ‘Femicide’: Making Room for the Balloon Effect of Drug War Violence in Studying Female .

Reframing ‘Femicide’: Making Room for the Balloon Effect of Drug War Violence in Studying Female Homicides in Mexico and Central America. I argue that shifting geographies of the global drug trade require greater attention in examining the nature of female homicides in Juarez since 1993, and that the ‘balloon effect’ of drug trafficking flows provides a more convincing rationale for understanding these homicides.

Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Georgina Guzman. At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well.

Since 1993, more than five hundred women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juárez across the border from El Paso, Texas. At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well. Thousands more 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 Juárez 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.