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Young migrants in the borderlands: femicide in Cd. Jurez and the state discourse and initiatives on female working class, brown citizens in the border.
Unformatted Document Text:  5 the pleasure and sense of power gained from controlling others, the underlying goal is to take command of the situation one is confronted with or has created. The overarching benefit of violence appears to be the establishment and maintenance of control. It would appear that the men’s identity and their desire to control other people are mutually reinforcing. To elaborate, it is necessary to control one’s masculine status (i.e. appear a tough guy) in order to hold the necessary credibility to control others. Masculine pride and control are opposite sides of the same phenomenon. The two are intimately connected, they feed off each other and rise and fall together. One theory commonly invoked to explain homicide rates is social disorganization theory, which seeks to explain engagement in prohibited behaviors at the group level. According to this theory, reciprocal social interactions co-create the moral order by determining what behaviors are considered deviant or prohibited and then creating social bonds that define and restrict these behaviors. The disruptive effects of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration weaken primary group ties (small groups with close personal ties such as families, churches, and clubs) within communities and cause reduced constraints on nonconformity. The power of social norms to regulate behavior is weakened, and social controls are rendered ineffective; in turn, social problems or social reorganizations result (Blumer, 1937; Sampson & Groves, 1989). Whether an individual engages in a prohibited behavior depends on the strength of the bond to the collective order, which often depends on the structure of the society. Therefore, elaborations of social disorganization theory and male violence against female intimate partners lack support because they depend fundamentally on the premise that this behavior is "prohibited" by patriarchal societies and it is performed only in times of social disruption, when in fact it is carried out at all times, across the classes, and it is tacitly accepted.

Authors: Chew, Martha. and Prieto, Leonel.
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the pleasure and sense of power gained from controlling others, the underlying goal is to
take command of the situation one is confronted with or has created. The overarching
benefit of violence appears to be the establishment and maintenance of control. It would
appear that the men’s identity and their desire to control other people are mutually
reinforcing. To elaborate, it is necessary to control one’s masculine status (i.e. appear a
tough guy) in order to hold the necessary credibility to control others. Masculine pride
and control are opposite sides of the same phenomenon. The two are intimately
connected, they feed off each other and rise and fall together.
One theory commonly invoked to explain homicide rates is social disorganization
theory, which seeks to explain engagement in prohibited behaviors at the group level.
According to this theory, reciprocal social interactions co-create the moral order by
determining what behaviors are considered deviant or prohibited and then creating
social bonds that define and restrict these behaviors. The disruptive effects of
industrialization, urbanization, and immigration weaken primary group ties (small groups
with close personal ties such as families, churches, and clubs) within communities and
cause reduced constraints on nonconformity. The power of social norms to regulate
behavior is weakened, and social controls are rendered ineffective; in turn, social
problems or social reorganizations result (Blumer, 1937; Sampson & Groves, 1989).
Whether an individual engages in a prohibited behavior depends on the strength of the
bond to the collective order, which often depends on the structure of the society.
Therefore, elaborations of social disorganization theory and male violence against
female intimate partners lack support because they depend fundamentally on the
premise that this behavior is "prohibited" by patriarchal societies and it is performed only
in times of social disruption, when in fact it is carried out at all times, across the classes,
and it is tacitly accepted.


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