Terrorizing Women Feminicide in the Americas
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Description: More than 600 women and girls have been murdered and more than 1,000 disappeared in the Mexican state of Chihuahua since 1993. Violence against women has increased throughout Mexico and in other countries including Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Law enforcement officials have often failed or refused to undertake investigations and prosecutions, creating a climate of impunity for perpetrators and denying survivors of violence and victims' relatives truth and justice.Terrorizing Womenis an impassioned yet rigorously analytical response to the escalation in violence against women in Latin America during the past two decades. It is part of a feminist effort to categorize violence rooted in gendered power structures as violations of human rights. The analytical framework of "feminicide" is crucial to that effort, as the editors explain in their introduction. They define feminicide as gender-based violence that implicates both the state (directly or indirectly) and individual perpetrators. It is structural violence rooted in social, political, economic, and cultural inequalities.Terrorizing Womenbrings together essays by feminist and human rights activists, attorneys, and scholars from Latin America and the United States, as well as testimonios by relatives of women who were disappeared or murdered. In addition to investigating egregious violations of women's human rights, the contributors consider feminicide in relation to neoliberal economic policies, the violent legacies of military regimes, and the sexual fetishization of women's bodies. They suggest strategies for confronting feminicide; propose legal, political, and social routes for redressing injustices; and track alternative remedies generated by the communities affected by gender-based violence. In a photo essay portraying the justice movement in Chihuahua, relatives of disappeared and murdered women bear witness to feminicide and demand accountability.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/18/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Preface: Feminist Keys for Understanding Feminicide: Theoretical, Political, and Legal Construction|
|Introduction: A Cartography of Feminicide in the Amï¿½ricas|
|Testimonio: Eva Arce|
|Violencia Feminicida: Violence against Women and Mexico's Structural Crisis|
|The Victims of Ciudad Juï¿½rez Feminicide: Sexually Fetishized Commodities|
|Territory, Sovereignty, and Crimes of the Second State: The Writing on the Body of Murdered Women|
|Getting Away with Murder: Guatemala's Failure to Protect Women and Rodi Alvarado's Quest for Safety|
|Femicides in Mar del Plata|
|Femicide and Sexual Violence in Guatemala|
|When Violence against Women Kills: Femicide in Costa Rica, 1990-99|
|Feminicide in Latin America and the Movement for Women's Human Rights|
|Testimonio: Julia Huamaï¿½ahui|
|Obedience without Compliance: The Role of the Government, Organized Crime, and Ngos in the System of Impunity That Murders the Women of Ciudad Juï¿½rez|
|Innovative Transnational Remedies for the Women of Ciudad Juï¿½rez|
|Global Economics and Their Progenies: Theorizing Femicide in Context|
|Searching for Accountability on the Border: Justice for the Women of Ciudad Juï¿½rez|
|Photo Essay: Images from the Justice Movement in Chihuahua, Mexico|
|New Citizenship Practices|
|Testimonio: Rosa Franco|
|Ciudadana X: Gender Violence and the Denationalization of Women's Rights in Ciudad Juï¿½rez, Mexico|
|Feminicidio: Making the Most of an "Empowered Term"|
|Paradoxes, Protests, and the Mujeres de Negro of Northern Mexico|
|Testimonio: Norma Ledezma Ortega|