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Author: Alicia Arrizón

Title: "Invisible Wars"

Subtitle: Gendered Terrorism in the US Military and the Juárez Feminicidio

In: Gender, Globalization, and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones

Edited by: Sandra Ponzanesi

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2014

Pages: 177-195

Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality 17

ISBN-13: 9780415817356 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780203584644 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | American History: Mexican History, U.S. History | Types: Femicide, Sexual Violence in the Military



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Author: Alicia Arrizón, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California at Riverside

Abstract: »Alicia Arrizón, in her chapter, '"Invisible Wars": Gendered Terrorism in the US Military and the Juárez Feminicidio,' analyzes how two documentaries, The Invisible War (2012) and Señorita extraviada (2001), expose a climate of impunity north and south of the US-Mexican border that denies truth and justice to victims of sexual violence in the US military and the feminicidio ('femicide') in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Arrizón uses both materials to analyze the gendered relations of power embedded in the two represented contexts that produce and enable widespread, and yet 'invisible,' sexual terrorism aimed at women. She calls for envisioning effective borderless projects to reevaluate human rights violations against women, such as military sexual abuse and feminicidio, as symptomatic of gender/sex hierarchic inequalities that extend beyond geopolitical borders.« (Source: Sandra Ponzanesi. »Introduction: New Frames of Gendered Violence.« Gender, Globalization, and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones. Edited by Sandra Ponzanesi. New York 2014: 19-20)


  The US Military Post-9/11: Women at War (p. 178)
  Military Rape Culture (p. 180)
  Borderless Gendered Terrorism (p. 186)
  Notes (p. 190)
  References (p. 192)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of Mexico, History of the United States | Femicide: Female homicides in Ciudad Juárez | Military sexual trauma: Sexual assault in the United States military / The Invisible War