FEATURED BOOKS

Desert Blood

by Alicia Gaspar De Alba
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Release Date: 2007-08
Genre: Fiction

This incisive mystery novel delves into the violent deaths of young women plaguing the U.S. / Mexico border and ponders the effects of patriarchy, gender identity, border culture, transnationalism, and globalization on an international crisis.

Continue Reading

Desert Blood

by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: Adoption

It's the summer of 1998 and for five years over a hundred mangled and desecrated bodies have been found dumped in the Chihuahua desert outside of Juárez, México, just across the river from El Paso, Texas. The perpetrators of the ever-rising number of violent deaths target poor young women, terrify

Continue Reading

Making a Killing

by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: True Crime

Since 1993, more than five hundred women and girls have been murdered in Ciudad Juárez across the border from El Paso, Texas. At least a third have been sexually violated and mutilated as well. Thousands more have been reported missing and remain unaccounted for. The crimes have been poorly investi

Continue Reading

Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US Mexico Border

by Nuala Finnegan
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2018-07-18
Genre: Social Science

Since the early 1990s, the repeated murders of women from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico have become something of a global cause célèbre. Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US-Mexico Border examines creative responses to these acts of violence. It reveals how theatre, art, film, fiction and ot

Continue Reading

International Perspectives on Chicana o Studies

by Catherine Leen
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Social Science

This volume examines how the field of Chicana/o studies has developed to become an area of interest to scholars far beyond the United States and Spain. For this reason, the volume includes contributions by a range of international scholars and takes the concept of place as a unifying paradigm. As a

Continue Reading

Sor Juana s Second Dream

by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publisher: UNM Press
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Fiction

A fictionalized portrait of Juana Inés de la Cruz, the 17th century lesbian nun who became Mexico's first feminist poet. It traces her life from her illegitimate birth to trial by the Inquisition.

Continue Reading

Chicano Nations

by Marissa K. López
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Literary Criticism

Chicano Nations argues that the trans-nationalism that is central to Chicano identity originated in the global, postcolonial moment at- the turn of the nineteenth century rather than as an effect of contemporary economic conditions, which began in the mid nineteenth century and primarily affected th

Continue Reading

Counterhistory in the Literature of Ju rez

by Hans R. Burger
Publisher:
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Ciudad Juárez (Mexico)

Counterhistory in the Literature of Juárez deals with three novels portraying a series of unsolved murders in the city of Juárez, Mexico, including Stella Pope Duarte's If I Die in Juárez, Alicia Gaspar de Alba's Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders, and Roberto Bolano's 2666. The author argues that

Continue Reading

Identities on the Move

by Silvia Pilar Castro-Borrego
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 2014-12-24
Genre: Social Science

The development of new sexualities and gender identities has become a crucial issue in the field of literary and cultural studies in the first years of the twenty-first century. The roles of gender and sexual identities in the struggle for equality have become a major concern in both fields. The leg

Continue Reading