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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University of Femjcide Press,p Undeniably rated it did not like it Dec 08, Sara Maldonado rated it really liked it Nov 28, The denial of annihilation on the part of governments on both sides of the border is part of the extermination.

Lysander Kemp New York: It renders the victims invisible depriving them of their human rights.

The book ends with a fairly detailed account of a victim and her family through the days of her murder. Powerful and devastating, this book explores the connections between drug cartels, corrupt government and femicide in Mexico.

This 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 produce murders of femicidf. 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.

That is how the subindustries developed and sustain itself through violence on women bodies. Furthermore, the crime machine diversified its activities and tactics, rendering it difficult femicied tell where a cartel femicidf and a bank begins. The 31st episode of the guests writers series is written by Greg Bartoncurrently curatorial fellow at the storefront for art and architecture.

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.

The authorities resorted to an old strategy — blame the victim. May 07, Machinr James rated it it was amazing. More people kept migrating in search for work, and in search of crossing over to the USA. The book finishes with a brief, powerful sketch of the feemicide of one of these victims. No trivia or quizzes yet.


These organizations are now under siege by the powerful cartels. Refresh and try again. Sierra remains a controversial and divisive artist, due in part to his recurrent strategy of remunerating individuals for exploitative purposes: Unfortunately, we are left with only more description and more critique.

Between and an estimated maquiladoras shut down, prompting a mass exodus of the work force. John S rated it liked it Oct 01, 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 maachine of these murders by outright denying them, shifting the femkcide, or paying off the victims’ families.

An excellent companion to the utterly masterful and life-changing 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 machnie the author knows enough to recognize.

In this sense she has no desires of her own.

The Femicide Machine

Anyone looking to learn about the femicides of Ciudad Juarez or the violence of globalization. Other books in the series. It is strengthened by the fact that it has not been brought to justice.

The difference of this transborder is staggering: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Christopher Watson rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Is femickde too much to ask that corporations do more to protect their employees and help solve these crimes?

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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a day to address violence by raising public awareness and holding governments accountable. Semiotexte,p If The Femicide Machine personifies a para-state acting as a criminal or sociopath, we can imagine instead more productive professional or behavioural possibilities.


Sep 05, Michael rated it liked it Recommends it for: 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.

They smack of turf war, of the land’s rape and subjugation. The facts speak for themselves. The memorial was built by the Mexican Governemt to comply with a sentence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights which ruled against it for failing to investigate the murder of three young women back in Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez provides all the facts and figures necessary to trace these intersections and the emergence of the femicide machine.

If this trajectory continues, at some point the tension will come to a head. The result is a gripping polemic. Steven rated it it was ok Oct 24, Organized by Semiotext e co-editor and writer Chris Kraus, with an accompanying symposium, the exhibition showed Mexicali Rose founded in by Marco Vera as a gallery, workshop, cinema club, radio station, but above all, as a reflexive space in the barrio where children and adults could come together in a creative capacity.

The Femicide Machine by Sergio González Rodríguez

Statistics are sketchy to total how many hundreds of women have been victims of femicide because no one is able to systematically keep track. This amounts to a culture of indifference and an attack on coexistence.

In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. To be sure, U. The alienation of justice for this family is soul crushing, but readers must not look away, mmachine 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, it will be some other father’s tragedy.