Di Paolo Harrison looks at femicide for sixth scholarly book (Austin Peay State University)

Osvaldo Di Paola Harrison

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last year, The Wall Street Journal published a disturbing article with the headline, “Women in Latin America Are Being Murdered at Record Rates.” In the piece, journalist Juan Forero explained that “Women die disproportionately at the hands of men throughout much of Latin America.” In Argentina, femicide – the murder of women by men because of the victim’s gender – is a regular topic on the evening news.

“My mother watches the daily news on Argentine TV all the time, and every day she will come and say, ‘There’s another femicide and another femicide,’” Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison, Austin Peay State University Spanish professor, said. “I said, ‘I’m going to look into this,’ and I found that in January 2019, a femicide was perpetrated in Argentina every 27 hours.”

These unsettling revelations sent Di Paolo Harrison – one of the top 10 literary critics of contemporary hardboiled fiction, according to the Argentine press – on a year-long journey through crime novels to see how these authors interpreted this chilling trend [...].

Leer más en el sitio web de Austin Peay State University: https://www.apsu.edu/news/february-2020-dipaolo-harrison-book.php

Más información sobre el libro: https://www.editorialteseo.com/archivos/17239/femicrimenes/

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