General Social Science Journals 11 issues, 11 articles
LSE Gender Institute. New Working Paper Series is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences
No. 26, September
More Than Masculinity: Experiences of Male Migrant Nurses in LondonRead preview Overview
AbstractThis project explores how the motivations and experiences of Filipino male migrant nurses in London are shaped by dominant discourses of migration in the Philippines. It aims to problematise perspectives of male nurses in Western literature by...
No. 25, November
Five Notions of Haq: Exploring Vernacular Rights Cultures in South AsiaRead preview Overview
Five Notions of Haq: Exploring Vernacular Rights Cultures in Southern Asia1As India and Pakistan mark sixty years as postcolonial nations, an impressive feature of their uneven experiments with democracy is the confident and fluent employment of the...
No. 24, March
Export-Processing Zones and Gendering the Resistance: "Women's Strike" in Antalya Free Zone in TurkeyRead preview Overview
Abbreviations:CDA: Critical Discourse AnalysisCLC: Canadian Labour CongressDTM: Devlet Ticaret Mustesarligi [Undersecretariat of the (Turkish) Prime Ministry for Foreign TradeEPZ: Expo it- Processing ZoneETUC: European Trade Union ConfederationFMC: Freneisus...
No. 23, October
Globalisation, Governmentality and Failure through the Prism of Petén, GuatemalaRead preview Overview
AbstractIn this paper, I consider the analytical purchase of a focus on 'failure' for the analysis of globalising processes in Petén, Guatemala. I locate my interest in 'failure' at the point of intersection between theoretical reflection and ethnographic...
No. 22, January
The Curious Question of Feminising Poverty in Costa Rica: The Importance of Gendered SubjectivitiesRead preview Overview
ABSTRACTCosta Rica is one of the few countries in the Global South where there is apparently 'hard' evidence that poverty is 'feminising'. In particular there was a steep rise in the share of poor households headed by women in the 1990s which has not...
No. 21, November
Gender, Cities, and the Millennium Development Goals in the Global SouthRead preview Overview
ABSTRACTDespite a dedicated Millennium Development Goal for 'promoting gender equality and empowering women', and popular rhetoric around the fulfilment of MDG 3 as a prerequisite for achieving all other seven goals, there has been widespread criticism...
No. 20, March
Tracing 'The Anorexic' and 'The Veiled Woman': Towards a Relational ApproachRead preview Overview
The solution is to refuse...to be dragged into the binary opposition between East and West in which so many arguments are mired. However, the most powerful way to do this is to fearlessly examine the process of entanglementLila Abu-Lughod, 1998a:16The...
No. 19, February
Children in Female-Headed Households: Interrogating the Concept of an 'Inter-Generational Transmission of Disadvantage' with Particular Reference to the Gambia, Philippines and Costa RicaRead preview Overview
ABSTRACTGrounded in a popular stereotype that female-headed households are the 'poorest of the poor', it is often assumed that women and children suffer greater poverty than in households which conform with a more common (and idealised) male-headed arrangement....
No. 18, March
Re-Visiting the 'Feminisation of Poverty' and the Undp Gender Indices: What Case for a Gendered Poverty Index?Read preview Overview
ABSTRACTWomen's purportedly disproportionate and rising share of poverty - as encapsulated in the widely popularised term the 'feminisation of poverty' - has conferred unprecedented prominence upon gender in poverty analysis and policy. However, the...
No. 17, October
The New Economy and Earnings Inequalities: Explaining Social, Spatial and Gender Divisions in the UK and LondonRead preview Overview
Understandings of the new economy differ. Optimistic accounts focus on economic growth, technological progress, the increasing use of computing and information technologies, the expansion of knowledge goods, increasing opportunities, productivity, and...
No. 16, September
Putting Gender on the MapRead preview Overview
The LSE Gender Institute's First Fifteen YearsAcknowledgementsOur biggest debts of gratitude are to the Gender Institute's director, Diane Perrons, senior lecturer, Clare Hemmings, and department manager. Hazel Johnstone, for initiating this project...