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SILVA LONDONO, Diana Alejandra. "We are the living women of Juárez": Female hip-hop in Ciudad Juárez. Rev. Mex. Sociol [online]. 2017, vol.79, n.1, pp.147-174. ISSN 2594-0651.

This article seeks to explore and analyze the meaning of being a young woman in Ciudad Juárez through the analysis of the subjective processes whereby the young women who produce hip-hop, particularly rap, question, subvert and/or reproduce gender representations. It analyzes what it means for them to identify themselves as "the living women of Juárez," as an act of transgression which recovers life as a political act from which to recover their lives, voices and bodies. Rap creates spaces for the encounter, critical reflection, denunciation and construction of everyday life.

Keywords : youth; gender technologies; hip-hop; systematic violence; Ciudad Juárez; Mexico.

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