Challenging Reproductive Control and Gendered Violence in the Américas
Intersectionality, Power, and Struggles for Rights
By Leandra Hinojosa Hernandez, Texas A&M and Sarah De Los Santos Upton, U of Texas at El Paso
Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield
Challenging Reproductive Control and Gendered Violence in the Américas: Intersectionality, Power, and Struggles for Rights utilizes an intersectional Chicana feminist approach to analyze reproductive and gendered violence against women in the Américas and the role of feminist activism. Case studies analyzed in the book include the current state of reproductive justice in Texas, feminicides in Latin America, raising awareness about Ni Una Más and anti-feminicidal activism in Ciudad Juárez, and reproductive rights in Latin America amidst the Zika virus. Each of these contemporary contexts provides new insights into the relationships between and among feminist activism; reproductive health; the role of the state, local governments, health organizations, and the media; and the women of color who are affected by the interplay of these discourses, mandates, and activist efforts.
Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead (NYU Press)
By Jessica M. Fishman, University of Pennsylvania
Death Makes the News is the story of this controversial news practice: picturing the dead. Jessica Fishman uncovers the surprising editorial and political forces that structure how the news and media cover death. The patterns are striking, overturning long-held assumptions about which deaths are newsworthy and raising fundamental questions about the role that news images play in our society.
Piotr M. Szpunar, U at Albany, State University of New York
Homegrown: Identity and Difference in the American War on Terror (NYU Press)
“You are either with us, or against us” is the refrain that captures the spirit of the global war on terror. Images of the “them” implied in this war cry—distinct foreign “others”—inundate Americans on hit television shows, Hollywood blockbusters, and nightly news. However, in this book, Piotr Szpunar tells the story of a fuzzier image: the homegrown terrorist, a foe that blends into the crowd, who Americans are told looks, talks, and acts “like us.” An insightful study of how identity is mobilized in and for war in the face of homegrown terrorism.