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Leandra Hinojosa Hernández is an independent scholar who teaches communication courses at National University, Trident University International, and the University of Houston.
Sarah De Los Santos Upton is assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Chapter 1: Feminist Activism and Reproductive Control across the Americas
Chapter 2: “A Right Doesn’t Mean Much if You Can’t Access It”: News Discourses of Abortion, Reproductive Rights, and Anti-Abortion Supporters
Chapter 3: Epidemics, Crimes, and “Nothing to Worry About”: News Coverage of Gender, Reproductive Health, and the Zika Virus in Latin American News Discourses
Chapter 4: Intersections of Culture, Gender, Religion, and Politics: Problematizing the Notion of Choice in Reproductive Feminicides in Latin America
Chapter 5: Moving from Voyeurism to Bearing Witness: Efforts to Produce Conocimiento around Feminicide in Ciudad Juárez
Conclusion: American and Latin American Feminist Politics and New Futures for Feminist Activism and News Coverage of Women
About the Authors
Hernández and De Los Santos Upton forge new ground in the transnational analysis of women, reproduction, and violence with an intersectional feminist lens. Besides their big-picture theoretical perspectives, the authors’ use of case studies provides readers with in-depth details that are sure to resonate with readers.
— Kathleen Staudt, University of Texas at El Paso
Challenging Reproductive Control and Gendered Violence in the Américas is an ambitious project that makes an important connection between gendered violence and reproductive justice, placing issues as diverse as abortion restrictions and feminicidios within the context of the global epidemic of violence against women. Grounded in intersectionality and offering a specifically Chicana feminist perspective, Hernández and De Los Santos Upton’s analyses of media coverage of women’s health issues in American and Latina American contexts point to the urgent need for media and activists to take up a reproductive justice framework.
— Tasha N. Dubriwny, Texas A&M University