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The Resource City of omens : a search for the missing women of the borderlands, Dan Werb

City of omens : a search for the missing women of the borderlands, Dan Werb

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City of omens : a search for the missing women of the borderlands
Title
City of omens
Title remainder
a search for the missing women of the borderlands
Statement of responsibility
Dan Werb
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For decades, American hungers sustained Tijuana. In this scientific detective story, a public health expert reveals what happens when a border city's lifeline is brutally severed. Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past ten years, Mexico's third-largest city became one of the world's most dangerous. Tijuana's murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast. When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that they could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana's women. Not a virus, but some awful wrong buried in the city's social order, cutting down its most vulnerable inhabitants from multiple directions. Werb's search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana's femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Werb, Dan
Dewey number
614.40972/24
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA650.55.M52
LC item number
T548 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemiology
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Violent crimes
  • Prostitution
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Prostitution
  • Public health
  • Violent crimes
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Mexico
Label
City of omens : a search for the missing women of the borderlands, Dan Werb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080554226
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781635572995
Lccn
2018055631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554226
Label
City of omens : a search for the missing women of the borderlands, Dan Werb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1080554226
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781635572995
Lccn
2018055631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554226

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