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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. 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Chapter 1. Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Framing Perspectives
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. Chapter 2. Culture and Globalization: Male Backlash at the Border
  2. pp. 29-50
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  1. Chapter 3. Women Speak about Violence and Fear: Surveys and Workshops
  2. pp. 51-71
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  1. Appendix 3A: Research Design
  2. pp. 72-73
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  1. Appendix 3B: Brochures Distributed to Participants
  2. pp. 74-78
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  1. Image Plates
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  1. Chapter 4. Framing and Mobilizing Border Activism: From Femicide to Violence against Women
  2. pp. 79-109
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  1. Appendix 4A: Fiction or Nonfiction?
  2. pp. 110-111
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  1. Appendix 4B: V-Day 2004 Proclamation, City of El Paso
  2. p. 112
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  1. Chapter 5. Government Responses to Violence against Women
  2. pp. 113-142
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  1. Chapter 6. Toward Eradicating Violence against Women at the Border: Conclusions
  2. pp. 143-159
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 159-160
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 161-178
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 179-184
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780292794351
Print ISBN
9780292716704
MARC Record
OCLC
648336527
Pages
212
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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