On Border Violence Against Women

Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Georgina Guzmán eds., Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade and La Frontera (University of Texas Press 2010).

On Women in the Global Economy

Marjorie Agosín, Women, Gender and Human Rights : A Global Perspective (Rutgers University Press 2001).

Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Rusell Hochschild, Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy (Macmillan 2004).

On Globalization/Disaster Capitalism/the Global Economy

Michael Chossudovsky, The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order (Global Research 2003).

Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 20th Century (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005).

Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (Anchor Books 2000).

John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Berrett-Koehler Co., 2004).

Naomi Klein, The SHOCK Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Henry Holt Co. 2007).

Robert P. Smith, Riches Among the Ruins: Adventures in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy (AMACOM 2009).


Morristown: In the Air and Sun, by Anne Lewis; (engages in cross-border sharing of stories about people losing a job in the U.S. and having it outsourced under NAFTA to workers in Mexico).

China Blue by Micha Peled (2005); (shows how the global economic system leaves the Chinese factory owner with few choices, it also explores in detail what that means for the workers).

A Tale of Two Mexicos (full view online) by Saul Landau (2003).


Bordertown, by Gregory Nava, starring Jennifer Lopez  (2007) (film exploring the rise in disappearances of girls and women in the major industrial border town Ciudad Juárez (next to El Paso, TX).

Señorita Extraviada (more on this topic)


Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Desert Blood (Fiction) (2005).

Femicides and Art: The Depictions of Juarez Missing Women by Diane Kahlo.

Art by Latina Artists (Diane Kahlo).

Maquila Zoned Out (poem).

Living in the Wasteland of the Free.