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 Femicide Machine describes the situation in the city of Ciudad Juarez near the American Border and which seems to incarnate an illustrative example of a urban life machinne by the maquiladoras -there is of them in Ciudad Juarez.

Eric rated it really liked it Feb 09, Exhibition Many art and architecture practices have negotiated or fetishized the Mexico-US border to differing degrees of success. Goodreads helps you keep machinf of books you want to read.

In this model, women are the primary victims from the collision of geo-political trade agreements and their cryptic version, the narco-industry and its wars. James Bruce rated it it was amazing Sep 25, The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a day to address violence by raising public awareness and holding governments accountable.

Published January 13th by Semiotext e first published October 1st A bridge, a wall, a garbage dump beget a book, an exhibition, a symposium. A lawless city sponsored by a State in crisis. The space catalyzes a regional and local intensity and gallery openings frequently turn into block parties. The denial of annihilation on the part of governments on both sides of the border is part of the extermination. 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 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, it will be some other father’s tragedy.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Santiago Sierra, Submission formerly Word of Fire In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. This amounts to a culture of indifference and an femkcide on coexistence. Open Preview See a Problem?

Aug 17, Erica Eller rated it amchine was amazing. While capital moves freely across borders to benefit companies, it happens at the detriment of people. 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.

As the crimes escalated, the government could no longer deny that women were being tortured, murdered and disappearing systematically. Furthermore, the crime machine diversified its activities and tactics, rendering it difficult to tell where a cartel ends and a bank begins.

The Femicide Machine

Although the concept of illegal work mzchine to be questioned since the police force and the state depend on and work with many of the powerful drug cartels. It’s time for feminists on this side of the border to join this struggle. In this sense she has no desires of her own.

Between and an estimated maquiladoras shut down, prompting a mass exodus of the work force. Sarah rated it it was amazing Aug 09, In the absence of action on the part of the state, human rights and women’s organizations have stepped up to raise awareness and call for justice for the victims. It is strengthened by the fact that it has not been brought to justice. These humiliating transactions implicate the artist, subject, and viewer, as well as the framework that circulates and ascribes market value to such artwork.


Sep 05, Michael rated it liked it Recommends it for: The result is a gripping polemic. 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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Steven rated it it was ok Oct 24, Michael rated it really liked it Mar 16, It renders the victims invisible depriving them of their human rights. This brief, femivide book of theory and analysis is as brutal and harrowing as you’d expect.

They perpetuate the silence we find in the United States around violence against women. This complicity is convenient in its efficacy to dismiss the systemic and systematic violence against women in the region, which mafhine reached public criticism in Females are re-signified as objects of refuse and discarded accordingly.

How can this be? The authorities resorted to an old strategy — blame the victim. 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.