Violence And Activism At The Border: Gender, Fear, And Everyday Life In Ciudad Juarez (Inter-America)

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Violence and Activism at the Border: Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juarez (Inter-America)

Between 1993 and 2003, more than 370 girls and women were murdered and their often-mutilated bodies dumped outside Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico. The murders have continued at a rate of approximately thirty per year, yet law enforcement officials have made no breakthroughs in finding the perpetrator(s). Drawing on in-depth surveys, workshops, and interviews of Juárez women and border activists, Violence and Activism at the Border provides crucial links between these disturbing crimes and a broader history of violence against women in Mexico. In addition, the ways in which local feminist activists used the Juárez murders to create international publicity and expose police impunity provides a unique case study of social movements in the borderlands, especially as statistics reveal that the rates of femicide in Juárez are actually similar to other regions of Mexico.

Specification of Violence and Activism at the Border: Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juarez (Inter-America)

GENERAL
AuthorKathleen Staudt
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition
ISBN-100292718241
ISBN-139780292718241
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
Publication Year2008
DIMENSIONS
Height6 inch.
Length0.75 inch.
Width9 inch.
Weight0.9 pounds.

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