The Femicide Machine has ratings and 16 reviews. Subashini said: This brief , dense book of theory and analysis is as brutal and harrowing as you’d ex. Semiotext(e), Translated from the Spanish by Michael Parker-Stainaback. The bodies began appearing in girls and young women. The Femicide Machine. Sergio González Rodríguez, trans. from the Spanish by Michael Parker-Stainback. Semiotext(e) (MIT, dist.), $
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. This anomalous ecology mutated into a femicide machine: A lawless city sponsored by a State in crisis.
The facts s In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. The facts speak for themselves. He is the author of “Bones in the Desert,” the most definitive work on the murders of women and girls in Juarez, Mexico, as well as “The Headless Man,” a sharp meditation on the recurrent uses of symbolic violence; macihne a novel; and “Original Amchine, ” a long essay.
Written especially for Semiotext e Intervention series, “The Femicide Machine” synthesizes Gonzalez Rodriguez’s documentation of the Juarez 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 fmeicide border.
The result is a gripping polemic.
Paperbackfdmicide. Published January 13th by Semiotext e first published October 1st ,achine see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Femicide Machineplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 27, Subashini rated it it was amazing Shelves: This brief, dense book of theory and analysis is as brutal and harrowing as you’d expect. Will there be more of this, asks the author, in cities all over the world?
Feeding the Femicide Machine in Mexico
We all know the femiciide. Apr 30, Catherine Borshuk rated it really liked it. Written with mchine cold and beautiful sense of anger and urgency, Rodriguez lays responsibility for the rape, torture and deaths of women in Juarez on the “machines” of culture. In short, he shows how a perfect confluence of individual and social factors are responsible for the barbaric and continuing dehumanization of mostly poor women in Juarez.
Aug 08, Tom rated it it was amazing. Jan 11, Steph rated it it was amazing Shelves: The epilogue is the heart wrenching timeline in which a father loses his daughter.
The father reports her disappearance from a factory machineis spurned by the local police machinecontinues to reach out to the community machine in spite of the S. The father reports her disappearance from a factory machineis spurned by the local police machinecontinues to reach out to the community machine in spite of the absence of police support.
One week later, on Valentine’s Day, femicidd finds the daughter’s body, and the father learns of her death because a neighbor heard on the news machine of “some body” who fits the description of his daughter. The alienation of justice for this family is soul crushing, but readers must not look away, because it is in this narrative that we see broken systems perpetuating this father’s tragedy and the way in which next week, next day, next hour, mcahine will be some other father’s tragedy.
Sep 26, Magdalena O! Femicide is the gendered killing of women because they are women often accompanied by sexual assault. The femicide machine is a fluid, disembodied assemblage that, in order to reproduce, is constantly multiplying and changing based on whatever it is feeding off of, like a Serres-ian parasite, making it difficult to manage or fight.
It is an interconnected system that influences reality through abstract patterns and designed practices in order to achieve specific objectives: This is the logic of the new global order. The government did nothing to account for this growth and all basic social and health services could do was decline as more people needed them.
More people kept migrating in search for work, and in search of crossing over to the USA.
The Femicide Machine by Sergio González Rodríguez
The difference of this transborder is staggering: How can this be? How do the governing bodies work together to create such a divide? How does the US ideology penetrate the Mexican multitude?
Mexico is one of the most Catholic countries in the world. Although the concept of illegal work needs to be questioned since the police force and the state depend on and work with many of the powerful drug cartels. This complicity is convenient in its efficacy to dismiss the systemic and systematic violence against women in the region, which finally reached public criticism in Statistics are sketchy to total how many hundreds of women have been victims of femicide because no one is able to systematically keep track.
When a group of scholars concerned with violence against women wanted to set up a comprehensive investigate structure for each missing woman the authorities refused to put it into practice. That section and the following “textual photographs” were the most evocative and clearly where the author shines —in experimenting with form and style Oct 01, R.
Peligro rated it it was amazing. Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez provides all the facts and figures necessary to trace these intersections and the emergence of the femicide machine. In some ways, this is just the same old story. What is interesting, however, is how the state has responded to this apparatus. The resistance to the femicide machine by various non-governmental organizations has become more vocal and widespread throughout the years, yet the Mexican state still downplays the occurrence of these murders by outright denying them, shifting the blame, or paying off the victims’ families.
If this trajectory continues, at some point the tension will come to a head.
Though the potential for revolt is there, it seems more likely the state will shift its response to these murders. The book ends with a fairly detailed account of a victim and her family through the days of her murder. Though short, these few pages gave life to the preceding analysis.
Aug 06, David rated it really liked it Shelves: An excellent companion to the utterly masterful and life-changing Femicie book fleshes out, in dispassionate and thus all the more damning prose the structures economic, legal, illegal, corrupt, disavowed the have made Ciudad Juarez the machine to machibe murders of women.
The book finishes with a brief, powerful sketch of the death of one of these victims. Semiotext e is, by the way, such a marvelous press.
This is part of the same series that produced the excellent An excellent companion to the utterly masterful and life-changing This is part of the same series that produced the excellent Atta. Sep 05, Michael rated it liked it Recommends it for: Anyone looking to learn about the femicides of Ciudad Juarez or the violence of globalization. While the concept of machines is certainly a useful device in understanding the system that creates the conditions under which these murders occur and remain unpunished, I believe the book could have avoided mystifying the subject as much as it did, a counterproductive spectacular impulse that I think the author knows enough to recognize.
May 07, Casey James rated it it was amazing. Aug 17, Erica Eller rated it it was amazing.
Aug 22, Hobart Frolley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Powerful and devastating, this book explores the connections between drug cartels, corrupt government and femicide in Mexico. May 04, Christine rated it it was ok.
Jul 07, Magdalena rated it it was ok.
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This book would have been much more interesting if its conclusions weren’t completely based on the authors idea of justice and how that comes when the Mexican state us strengthened.
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