Violence and activism at the border : gender, fear, and everyday life in Ciudad Juárez

Kathleen Staudt

Between 1993 and 2003, more than 370 girls and women were murdered and their often-mutilated bodies dumped outside Ciudad Juarez 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 Juarez 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 Juarez 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 Juarez are actually similar to other regions of Mexico. Also examining how non-governmental organizations have responded in the face of Mexican law enforcement's "normalization" of domestic violence, Staudt's study is a landmark development in the realm of global human rights.

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  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1. Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Framing Perspectives
  • 2. Culture and Globalization: Male Backlash at the Border
  • 3. Women Speak About Violence and Fear: Surveys and Workshops
  • Appendix 3A. Research Design
  • Appendix 3B. Brochures Distributed to Participants
  • 4. Framing and Mobilizing Border Activism: From Femicide to Violence Against Women
  • Appendix 4A. Fiction or Nonfiction?
  • Appendix 4B. V-Day 2004 Proclamation, City of El Paso
  • 5. Government Responses to Violence Against Women
  • 6. Toward Eradicating Violence Against Women at the Border: Conclusions
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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書名 Violence and activism at the border : gender, fear, and everyday life in Ciudad Juárez
著作者等 Staudt, Kathleen A.
Staudt Kathleen
シリーズ名 Inter-America series
出版元 University of Texas Press
刊行年月 2008
ページ数 xvi, 184 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780292718241
NCID BA90926072
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国