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The Femicide Machine

Author : Sergio González Rodríguez
ISBN : 9781584351108
Genre : History
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In Ciudad Juarez, a territorial power normalized barbarism. This anomalous ecology mutated into a femicide machine: an apparatus that didn't just create the conditions for the murders of dozens of women and little girls, but developed the institutions that guarantee impunity for those crimes and even legalize them. A lawless city sponsored by a State in crisis. The facts speak for themselves. -- from The Femicide Machine Best known to American readers for his cameo appearances as The Journalist in Roberto Bolano's 2666 and as a literary detective in Javier Marías's nove l Dark Back of Time, Sergio González Rodríguez is one of Mexico's most important contemporary writers. He is the author of Bones in the Desert, the most definitive work on the murders of women and girls in Juárez, Mexico, as well as The Headless Man, a sharp meditation on the recurrent uses of symbolic violence; Infectious, a novel; and Original Evil, a long essay. The Femicide Machine is the first book by González Rodríguez to appear in English translation. Written especially for Semiotext(e) Intervention series, The Femicide Machine synthesizes González Rodríguez's documentation of the Juárez crimes, his analysis of the unique urban conditions in which they take place, and a discussion of the terror techniques of narco-warfare that have spread to both sides of the border. The result is a gripping polemic. The Femicide Machine probes the anarchic confluence of global capital with corrupt national politics and displaced, transient labor, and introduces the work of one of Mexico's most eminent writers to American readers.
Category: History

Schwarzer R Cken Der Zeit

Author : Javier Marías
ISBN : 9783104019987
Genre : Fiction
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Als 1991 der Campusroman ›Alle Seelen‹ erschien, in dem Marías seine Zeit an der Oxforder Universität beschreibt, beschwerten sich Professoren und andere Kollegen, falsch oder gar nicht dargestellt worden zu sein. Daraufhin schrieb Javier Marías das Buch ›Schwarzer Rücken der Zeit‹, eine Art Werkstattbericht. Und während wir Marías noch beim Schreiben über die Schulter schauen, sind wir schon mittendrin in einem faszinierenden Vexierspiel von Dichtung und Wahrheit. Wenn wir anfangen, unser Leben zu erzählen, ist es schon Fiktion. Das ist die wunderbare Schwebe, in der uns der aufregendste Erzähler Spaniens hält.
Category: Fiction

Preliminary Materials For A Theory Of The Young Girl

Author : Tiqqun (Collective)
ISBN : 9781584351085
Genre : Political Science
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"Concepts made for war do not call for unanimity. And it is only natural that they should be condemned for the ignominious realities they reveal. As for those who have shut their eyes to the sheer and massive fact of the Young-Girl, what difference could a little more blindness make? The Young-Girl is herself the product of misogyny, but the theory of the Young-Girl is not. Open up any women's magazine and you'll see for yourself. The Young-Girl is not always young and, increasingly not even a girl. She is but the figure of total integration into a disintegrating social whole. When morons, against all the evidence to the contrary, protest that "The world is not a commodity!" and, for that matter, neither are they, they are feigning a virginity that only proves their impotence. We want nothing to do with this virginity nor this impotence. We propose a different sentimental education."--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Political Science

The Administration Of Fear

Author : Paul Virilio
ISBN : 9781584351054
Genre : Political Science
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We are living under the administration of fear: fear has become an environment, an everyday landscape. There was a time when wars, famines, and epidemics were localized and limited by a certain timeframe. Today, it is the world itself that is limited, saturated, and manipulated, the world itself that seizes us and confines us with a stressful claustrophobia. Stock-market crises, undifferentiated terrorism, lightning pandemics, "professional" suicides.... Fear has become the world we live in. The administration of fear also means that states are tempted to create policies for the orchestration and management of fear. Globalization has progressively eaten away at the traditional prerogatives of states (most notably of the welfare state), and states have to convince citizens that they can ensure their physical safety. In this new and lengthy interview, Paul Virilio shows us how the "propaganda of progress," the illuminism of new technologies, provide unexpected vectors for fear in the way that they manufacture frenzy and stupor. For Virilio, the economic catastrophe of 2007 was not the death knell of capitalism, as some have claimed, but just further evidence that capitalism has accelerated into turbo-capitalism, and is accelerating still. With every natural disaster, health scare, and malicious rumor now comes the inevitable "information bomb"--live feeds take over real space, and technology connects life to the immediacy of terror, the ultimate expression of speed. With the nuclear dissuasion of the Cold War behind us, we are faced with a new form of civil dissuasion: a state of fear that allows for the suspension of controversial social situations.
Category: Political Science

Tausend Maschinen

Author : Gerald Raunig
ISBN : 3851325168
Genre : Human-machine systems
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Category: Human-machine systems

Why Walls Won T Work

Author : Michael Dear
ISBN : 9780199897995
Genre : Social Science
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When thinking about the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is an unwelcoming zone with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. It was not always this way. In fact, from the end of Mexican-American War until the late twentieth century, the border was a very porous and loosely regulated region. In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, from exchanges between the region's numerous Mesoamerican tribes onwards. Once Mexican and American settlers met at the Rio Grande and the southwest in the nineteenth century, new forms of interaction evolved. But as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is in danger of fading away because of highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. As he explains through analyses of the U.S. border security complex and the emerging Mexican narco-state, the very existence of the "third nation" occupied by both Americans and Mexicans is under serious threat. But through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that the potential for revitalizing this in-between nation still remains. Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won't Work represents a major intellectual foray into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our era.
Category: Social Science

Agonie Des Realen

Author : Jean Baudrillard
ISBN : 3920986997
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Verbranntes Geld

Author : Christian Marazzi
ISBN : 3037341750
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Das Kaninchenhaus

Author : Laura Alcoba
ISBN : 9783458730200
Genre : Fiction
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Mit sieben Jahren ist es schwer zu verstehen, warum der Vater im Gefängnis sitzt und die Mutter im Haus heimlich Flugblätter druckt. Aber Laura versteht. Auch, als sie nicht mehr in die Schule gehen soll, wegen der unangenehmen Fragen dort. Auch, als sie im Kofferraum eines Wagens zu ihren Großeltern gefahren wird. Und sie weiß, wie man auf der Straße Verfolger erkennt und warum sie unter falschem Namen lebt. Es sind die Jahre der Militärdiktatur in Argentinien. Die Montoneros, eine bewaffnete Widerstandsbewegung, der Lauras Eltern angehören, haben in dem heruntergekommenen Haus am Rande von La Plata eine geheime Druckerpresse eingerichtet. Nach außen rechtfertigt eine Kaninchenzucht die politischen Umtriebe der Bewegung. Ebenso beschützend wie bedrohlich, wird das Kaninchenhaus zum Unterschlupf für das jäh der Normalität entrissene Kind, das mit banger Faszination die Welt der Erwachsenen betritt. Aus der berührenden Sicht eines siebenjährigen Mädchens erzählt die argentinische Autorin Laura Alcoba von einer Kindheit, die zugleich Schrecken und Zauber birgt.
Category: Fiction