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 RodrĂ­guez, trans. from the Spanish by Michael Parker-Stainback. Semiotext(e) (MIT, dist.), $

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The contradictory narratives of violence vary by source, be it the state, academia, international organizations, media or art. 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 femicjde practice. If The Femicide Machine personifies a para-state acting as a criminal or sociopath, we can imagine instead more productive professional or behavioural possibilities.

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Mar 27, Subashini rated it it was amazing Shelves: Other books in the series. One week later, on Valentine’s Day, someone 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. Apr 30, Catherine Borshuk rated it really liked it.

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.

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. They perpetuate the silence we find in the United States around violence against women.

An excellent companion to the utterly masterful and life-changing Lysander Kemp New York: Semiotexte,p 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.

With every such move the femicide machine’s supremacy imposes itself.


Lists with This Book. It is an interconnected system that influences reality through abstract patterns and designed practices in order to achieve specific objectives: Thanks for telling us about the problem. A lawless city sponsored by a State in crisis. By the city was host to export processing factories or maquiladoras.

The rapid population growth and the burgeoning transient and migrant population have made it difficult for the city to create the proper infrastructure and social services to meet the needs of the people.

Peligro rated it it was amazing. Females are re-signified as objects of refuse and discarded accordingly. It renders the victims invisible depriving them of their human rights. May 04, Christine rated it it was ok. Sarah rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Written with a 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.

Between and an estimated maquiladoras shut down, prompting a mass exodus of the work force. Some accounts downplay the gendered element of the murders or point to broader machismo and misogyny in the rest of the country.

Some macihne ask why U. 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.

# THE FUNAMBULIST PAPERS 31 /// Femicide Machine/Backyard by Greg Barton

Andrew rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Aicrah rated it really liked it May 28, This anomalous ecology mutated into a femicide machine: 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.

Undeniably rated it did not like it Dec 08, No trivia or quizzes yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Unfortunately, we are left with only more description and more critique.

# THE FUNAMBULIST PAPERS 31 /// Femicide Machine/Backyard by Greg Barton – THE FUNAMBULIST MAGAZINE

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


Indeed, a frictionless exchange between the two nations ushered in the aforementioned notorious spatial manifestation of corporate control: Semiotext e is, by the way, such a marvelous press.

Born out of necessity and a pedagogic impetus, Mexicali Rose demonstrates a potent example of the femicife ways we might organize ourselves.

In this sense she has no desires of her own. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page. Is it too much to ask that corporations do more to protect their employees and help solve these crimes?

Anyone looking to learn about the femicides of Ciudad Juarez or the violence of globalization. The alienation of justice for this femicjde is soul crushing, but readers must not look away, because it is in this narrative that we see broken mxchine perpetuating this father’s tragedy and the way in which next week, next day, next hour, it will be some other father’s tragedy.

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. 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 temicide space in the barrio where children and adults could come together in a creative capacity.

A lawless city sponsored by a State in crisis. Paperbackpages. 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. Furthermore, the crime machine diversified its activities and tactics, rendering it difficult to tell where a cartel ends and a bank begins.