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The Little Old Lady KillerThe Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer$
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Susana Vargas Cervantes

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479876488

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.001.0001

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(p.185) Conclusion
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The Little Old Lady Killer
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Susana Vargas Cervantes

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0006

The book concludes by trying to answer the questions that guided its research: Who counts as a victim and how is a criminal constructed in Mexico in relation to official criminality discourses and their intersections with notions of mexicanidad? This last part of the book explores the tensions between pivotal figures in the construction of mexicanidad such as La Virgin de Guadalupe, La Malinche, and La Llorona and how they contrast with the actual lives of the historical Malitzin, Juana Barraza, and the victims of feminicides. In this discussion, challenges are raised in regard to the figure of the macho and the notion of machismo in the everyday lives of Mexican men and women.

Keywords:   criminal, victim, Juana Barraza, La Llorona, machismo, feminicide, macho

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