Presenter Information

Amber Ramirez, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 4:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

Cd. Jurez, Chihuahua, border city to El Paso, TX, has been reputed by many as the the worlds most murderous city. This city has acquired fame from not only the horrors of sexualized killings of women, but also the constant day-to-day executions by narcotraficantes (drug traffickers) in the cartel wars, which the media and popular culture have promulgated. From 1993 to 2005, due to the lack of prosecution of the perpetrators, approximately more than 370 women died in the feminicidios (women murders), 50% of which showed signs of sexual assault and abuse (Rodrguez-Haussguy 1). Added to this are more than 600 disappeared women (Schmidt Camacho 2). The declaration of the war on drugs by President Felipe Calderon in 2006 began the current drug cartel confrontations to gain the control of different Mexican territories, which has caused more than 10,000 ejecuciones (murders) of mostly men. The male and female violated dead bodies found in Cd. Jurez portray different narratives and images of intimidation, subjugation and dehumanization. The use of violence towards the female bodies in the feminicidios and male bodies in the ejecuciones, exhibit a particular corporeal, social, and gender rhetoric of putative spheres and acts of violence. The entextualization of the murdered bodies allows not only for their visual representation, but also for a narrative that displays societal, moral, and cultural layers of transformed specificities of violence and mourned bodies. Although both visual and textual representations make real or more real matters that...the merely safe might prefer to ignore and show how violence against men and women eviscerates and ruins, the feminicidios and ejecuciones hint at different complex social stratus of submission, suffering and death (Sontag 7,8).

Faculty Sponsor

Martha Arterberry

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

729

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May 1st, 2:00 PM May 1st, 4:00 PM

Entextualizing Debodified Humanities: (A)symmetrical Spectacles, Tortures and CoercionsAn Analysis of the Deaths of Women and Men through Feminicidios and Ejecuciones in Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Cd. Jurez, Chihuahua, border city to El Paso, TX, has been reputed by many as the the worlds most murderous city. This city has acquired fame from not only the horrors of sexualized killings of women, but also the constant day-to-day executions by narcotraficantes (drug traffickers) in the cartel wars, which the media and popular culture have promulgated. From 1993 to 2005, due to the lack of prosecution of the perpetrators, approximately more than 370 women died in the feminicidios (women murders), 50% of which showed signs of sexual assault and abuse (Rodrguez-Haussguy 1). Added to this are more than 600 disappeared women (Schmidt Camacho 2). The declaration of the war on drugs by President Felipe Calderon in 2006 began the current drug cartel confrontations to gain the control of different Mexican territories, which has caused more than 10,000 ejecuciones (murders) of mostly men. The male and female violated dead bodies found in Cd. Jurez portray different narratives and images of intimidation, subjugation and dehumanization. The use of violence towards the female bodies in the feminicidios and male bodies in the ejecuciones, exhibit a particular corporeal, social, and gender rhetoric of putative spheres and acts of violence. The entextualization of the murdered bodies allows not only for their visual representation, but also for a narrative that displays societal, moral, and cultural layers of transformed specificities of violence and mourned bodies. Although both visual and textual representations make real or more real matters that...the merely safe might prefer to ignore and show how violence against men and women eviscerates and ruins, the feminicidios and ejecuciones hint at different complex social stratus of submission, suffering and death (Sontag 7,8).

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/47