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Gender violence at the U.S.-Mexico border : media representation and public response

Author: Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba; Ignacio Corona
Publisher: Tucson, Ariz. : University of Arizona Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The U.S.-Mexico border is frequently presented by contemporary media as a violent and dangerous place. But that is nota new perception. For decades the border has been constructed as a topographic metaphor for all forms of illegality, in which an ineffable link between space and violence is somehow assumed. The sociological and cultural implications of violence have recently emerged at the forefront of academic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba; Ignacio Corona
ISBN: 9780816527120 0816527121
OCLC Number: 454369468
Description: [vii], 200 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gender violence : an introduction / Ignacio Corona and Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba --
Violence and transvestite/transgender sex workers in Tijuana / Debra A. Castillo, María Gudelia Rangel Gómez, and Armando Rosas Solís --
We never thought it would happen to us : approaches to the study of the subjectivities of the mothers of the murdered women of Ciudad Juárez / Patricia Ravelo Blancas --
Death on the screen : imagining violence in border media / Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba --
Representations of femicide in border cinema / María Socorro Tabuenca Córdoba --
Over their dead bodies : reading newspapers on gender violence / Ignacio Corona --
Women in the global machine : Patrick Bard's La frontera, Carmen Galán Benitez's Tierra marchita, and Alicia Gaspar de Alba's Desert blood : the Juárez murders / Miguel López-Lozano --
¡Alto a la impunidad! Is there legal relief for the murders of women in Ciudad Juárez? / James C. Harrington.
Responsibility: edited by Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba and Ignacio Corona.

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"The U.S.-Mexico border is frequently presented by contemporary media as a violent and dangerous place. But that is nota new perception. For decades the border has been constructed as a topographic metaphor for all forms of illegality, in which an ineffable link between space and violence is somehow assumed. The sociological and cultural implications of violence have recently emerged at the forefront of academic discussions about the border. Yet few studies have been devoted to one of its most disturbing manifestations: gender violence. This book analyzes this pervasive phenomenon, including the femicides in Ciudad Juarez that have come to exemplify, at least for the media, its most extreme manifestation." "Contributors to this volume propose that the study of gender-motivated violence requires interpretive and analytical strategies that draw on methods reaching across the divide between the social sciences and the humanities. Through such an interdisciplinary conversation, the book examines how such violence is (re)presented in oral narratives, newspaper reports, films and documentaries, novels, TV series, and legal discourse. It also examines the role that the media have played in this process, as well as the legal initiatives that might address this pressing social problem." "Together these essays offer a new perspective on the implications of, and connections among, gendered forms of violence and topics such as mechanisms of social violence; the micro-social effects of economic models; the asymmetries of power in local, national, and transnational configurations; and the particular rhetoric, aesthetics, and ethics of discourses that represent violence." --Book Jacket.
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"This book contributes to literary and cultural studies and especially to communications, with fascinating critiques of the print and television media in Ciudad Juarez."--Kathleen Staudt, author of Read more...

 
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