CART

(0) items

The Femicide Machine,9781584351108

The Femicide Machine

by ;
ISBN13:

9781584351108

ISBN10:
1584351101
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2012
Publisher(s):
Mit Pr
List Price: $12.95

Buy New Book

In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours
N9781584351108
$9.67

Rent Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eBook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $4.00
See Prices

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 2/1/2012.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. This anomalous ecology mutated into a femicide machine: an apparatus that didn't just create the conditions for the murders of dozens of women and little girls, but developed the institutions that guarantee impunity for those crimes and even legalize them. A lawless city sponsored by a State in crisis. The facts speak for themselves. -- from The Femicide Machine Best known to American readers for his cameo appearances as The Journalist in Roberto Bolano's 2666 and as a literary detective in Javier Marías's nove l Dark Back of Time, Sergio González Rodríguez is one of Mexico's most important contemporary writers. He is the author of Bones in the Desert, the most definitive work on the murders of women and girls in Juárez, Mexico, as well as The Headless Man, a sharp meditation on the recurrent uses of symbolic violence; Infectious, a novel; and Original Evil, a long essay. The Femicide Machine is the first book by González Rodríguez to appear in English translation. Written especially for Semiotext(e) Intervention series, The Femicide Machine synthesizes González Rodríguez's documentation of the Juárez crimes, his analysis of the unique urban conditions in which they take place, and a discussion of the terror techniques of narco-warfare that have spread to both sides of the border. The result is a gripping polemic. The Femicide Machine probes the anarchic confluence of global capital with corrupt national politics and displaced, transient labor, and introduces the work of one of Mexico's most eminent writers to American readers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Border and Vectorp. 7
Border Town/Backyardp. 15
Assembly/Global Cityp. 26
War City/Mexico-USAp. 40
Femicide Machinep. 71
Epilogue: Instructions for Taking Textual Photographsp. 99
Notesp. 129
Bibliographyp. 135
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...