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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May 04, Christine rated it it was ok. The facts s In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism.

Return to Book Page. 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 Femicide Machine

Santiago Sierra, Submission formerly Word of Fire That section and the following “textual photographs” were the most evocative and clearly where the author shines —in experimenting with form and style The epilogue is the heart wrenching timeline in which a father loses his daughter. Picture taken at the memorial for three murdered women in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, during its inauguration on November 7, 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.

In short, he shows how a perfect confluence of individual mchine social factors are responsible for the barbaric and continuing dehumanization of mostly poor women in Juarez. Morgen rated it really liked it Oct 15, Sep 26, Magdalena O!

Semiotext e is, by the way, such a marvelous press. Want to Read saving…. Undeniably rated it did not like it Dec 08, In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. Although the concept of illegal work needs to be questioned since the police force and the state depend machone and ffemicide with many of the powerful drug cartels. These humiliating transactions implicate the artist, subject, and viewer, as well as the framework that circulates and ascribes market value to such artwork.


While the United States Federal Government has become involved in trying to curtail the drug wars in Mexico, it may come as no surprise that special attention has not been given to the women who are used as pawns in these turf wars. University of Minnesota Press,p 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; “Infectious,” a novel; and “Original Evil, ” a long essay.

Macnine rated it really liked it Sep 11, If this trajectory continues, at some point the tension will come to a head. Likewise, Marco Vera notes that it is easier to critique the media than to create a viable alternative.

Map of export processing zones in femicids countries, The North American Free Trade Agreement undoubtedly accelerated asymmetric conditions between Mexico and the US.

Often repetitive, urgent, and devastating, The Femicide Machine tells a story of extreme capitalism reshaping territory and a processual state-form fostering utterly inhumane machines.

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 the border.


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It renders the victims invisible femicidee them of their human rights. The book finishes with a brief, powerful sketch of the death of one of these victims.

The rapid population growth and the burgeoning transient and migrant population have made it difficult mschine the city to create the proper infrastructure and social services to meet the needs of the people. If The Femicide Machine personifies a para-state acting as a criminal or sociopath, we can imagine instead more productive professional or behavioural possibilities.

Statistics are sketchy to total how many hundreds of women have been victims of femicide because no one is able to systematically keep track.

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This femicde to a culture of indifference and an attack on coexistence. What is interesting, however, is how the state has responded to this apparatus.

John S rated it liked it Oct 01, Open Preview See a Problem? This is part of the same series that produced the excellent Atta. Working with local youth, encompassing neighborhood kids and transient teenagers drifting between border towns, the center promotes a form of communal learning as an alternative assembly to the various machines.