Product DescriptionThe US-Mexico border is frequently presented by the contemporary media as a violent and dangerous. But that is not a new perception. For decades, the border has been constructed as a topographical metaphor of all forms of illegality, in which a link between space and the unspeakable violence is somehow involved. The sociological and cultural implications of violence have recently emerged at the forefront of academic debates on the border. Yet, few studies have been devoted to one of its most worrying: the violence of gender. This book explores the widespread, including femicide in Ciudad Juarez who have come to exemplify, at least for the media, its most extreme. . . More>>

Gender Violence at the U.S.–Mexico Border: Media Representation and Public Response