Kathleen Staudt,Zulma Y. Méndez's Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez: Challenges PDF

By Kathleen Staudt,Zulma Y. Méndez

Ciudad Juárez has lately turn into notorious for its homicide cost, which crowned 3,000 in 2010 as competing drug cartels grew more and more violent and the army replied with violence besides. regardless of the ambience of intimidation by means of troops, police, and arranged criminals, girls have led the best way in civil society activism, spurring the Juárez Resistance and forging strong alliances with anti-militarization activists.

An in-depth exam of l. a. Resistencia Juarense, Courage, Resistance, and ladies in Ciudad Juárez attracts on ethnographic learn to investigate the resistance's specialize in violence opposed to ladies, in addition to its conflict with the warfare opposed to medicinal drugs championed via Mexican President Felipe Calderón with the help of the us. via grounded insights, the authors hint the transformation of hidden discourses into public discourses that brazenly problem the militarized border regimes. The authors additionally discover the advocacy carried on by way of social media, faith-based agencies, and peace-and-justice activist Javier Sicilia whereas Calderón confronted U.S. political schisms over the position of border alternate during this international production website.

Bringing to gentle on-the-ground options in addition to present theories from the fields of sociology, political anthropology, and human rights, this illuminating learn is especially major due to its emphasis at the position of girls in neighborhood and transnational makes an attempt to extinguish a scorching area. As they triumph over intimidation to develop into game-changing activists, the figures featured in Courage, Resistance, and ladies in Ciudad Juárez provide the potential for peace and justice within the wake of doubtless irreconcilable conflict.

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