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Frontera norte

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CRUZ, Salvador. Male Homicide in Ciudad Juárez: Costs of Subordinate Masculinities. Frontera norte [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.46, pp.239-262. ISSN 2594-0260.

The high rates of male homicide in Ciudad Juárez in 2008 and 2009, which claimed almost four thousand lives, constitutes the main expression of urban violence. This violence has taken its toll on young, mostly marginalized men. The data show that male homicide has characteristics associated with traditional meanings of masculinity, the cost of which affects life itself. This phenomenon can be regarded as a male activity, because of the schedules, settings and style of the executions, which exploit a form of subjectivity with a tendency towards violence, which reproduces the gender asymmetries and meanings associated with the male-female dichotomy.

Keywords : Homicide; men; masculinity; violence; Ciudad Juárez.

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