Journal of Research in Gender Studies

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014

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An Historical Perspective on Women's Speech in Japanese
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)There are cases in Japanese language when the linguistic options of men differ slightly from those of women. The distinguishing differences between these types of language are much more fine-tuned, encompassing...
An Unreliable Autodiegetic Male Narrator in Martin Amis's London Fields
Motto"Boy, amia reliable narrator." (Amis, 162)Published in 1989, London Fields did not make it to the Booker Prize shortlist. Despite David Lodge's desperate attempt to include it, he met two strong refusals - those of the novelist Maggie Gee and of...
Appropriating Shakespeare in Communist Romania: A Case Study in the Distortion of Women's Identities in Translation
In a paper given at the 2011 ESRA Conference held in Weimar, the Egyptian scholar Sameh Hanna discusses the notion of retranslation as an act of improvement of an earlier translation that is thought by the re-translator to be "blind" and "hesitant."...
A Pursuit of "False Civilization"? the State-Led Modernization Projects on Gender Equality in Post-Colonial Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
IntroductionThis paper is a post-colonial feminist critique of promoting women's rights to gender equality in post-colonial Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. The project employs the concepts of "post-colonialism" and "belated modernity" to dialect that,...
Archetypal Feminine Figures in Fairytales. a Study in Archetypal Psychology
1. IntroductionThe work that has deeply touched my soul and set me up on the journey of writing about the intricacy of the feminine psyche is Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, written by Clarissa Pinkola Estés,...
Carmen Laforet: De Mujer Invisible a la Voz De Una Generación
IntroducciónQue los autores de medio siglo han recibido una especial atención por la crítica lo demuestran los numerosos estudios escritos y publicados. En contrapunto, la situación de las autoras ha sido muy distinta. A pesar de existir un nutrido número...
Childcare Provisions and Women's Participation in Off-Farm Employment: Evidence from Low-Income Rural Areas
1. IntroductionChina's rural economy has undergone radical change since the economic reforms that replaced collective farms with the household responsibility system in 1978. The decollectivization of agriculture was followed by the expansion of off-farm...
Construction et Representation De la Masculinite et De la Feminite En Tant Qu'identites Dans L'oeuvre De Jacques Chessex
Les débats autour de la problématique des genres constituent, aujourd'hui encore, un sujet de l'avant-scène littéraire, sociologique, économique et politique. Loin d'être épuisées, les nombreuses questions posées par les études de genre à l'égard des...
Contribution a Un Design Queer
Contribution à un design QueerA l'heure des retours plus ou moins glorieux de la globalisation et de ses développements, une question cruciale se dessine parmi beaucoup d'autres : celle du devenir des objets. Abandonnés, détruits, oubliés, ils occupent...
Contribution to Gender Studies for Competences Achievement Stipulated by National Qualifications Framework in Higher Education (Nqfhe)
1. Gender studies graduate opportunities in the labor market. National and international legal framework of higher education qualificationsThe extent of international research and concerns for gender studies are increasingly supported by employment....
Corydon - Depuis 1924 Jusqu'a Nos Jours
Corydon est un essai dans lequel André Gide soutient une nouvelle théorie de l'amour « pédérastique normal ». Il y défend sa position tout en esquissant son identité et en s'efforçant de faire reconnaître celle-ci à travers son oeuvre. Il répond ainsi...
Critically Assess: The Relative Merits of Liberal, Socialist and Radical Feminism
Feminism as a social movement has its roots in the nineteenth century, starting with evangelical feminism, still conservative in its attitude to women, up to modem day feminism, including its more radical forms. Preoccupied with advancing the economic,...
Cultural Identities: Romanian Artists and Their Work in the Age of Globalization
A work of art is no longer a mirror of the world, but the creation of a world that belongs only to the artist. We are allowed to enter this world where the artist lives, but we are not supposed to understand it fully. There is no longer one single world,...
Deconstructing the Gender of Fiction
Ricoeur says that what a reader receives is not just the sense of the work, but, through its sense, its reference: the experience it brings to language and the world and the temporality it unfolds in the face of this experience. "Interpretation is the...
Des Occupations Masculines Dans la Comedie Roumaine Boulevardiere D'influence Française
La comédie boulevardière roumaine de XIXe siècle, fortement influencée par celle de la France, prends ses personnages d'une réalité immédiate, facilement présentés devant un public avide d'amusement. Il est plus important pour les auteurs du théâtre...
"Doth Any Here Know Me? Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?" Loss of Identity - a Recurrent Topic in King Lear and the Theatre of the Absurd
In his book entitled The Theatre of the Absurd, Martin Esslin, the one who first coined the name of this new dramatic genre, theorized some of its main characteristics. According to him, the plays of the Theatre of the Absurd mirror the image of a world...
ÉCrire la Femme Africaine : Le Discours Feminin Dans Une Si Longue Lettre De Mariama BA et Tu T'appelleras Tanga De Calixthe Beyala
Dans le monde littéraire africain contemporain, les voix de la Sénégalaise Mariama Bâ et de la Camerounaise Calixthe Beyala retentissent de la révolte contre l'ordre phallocratique de la société africaine postcoloniale qui feit de la femme « un être...
En-Gendering Exemplarity in Early Modern Anatomical Illustration and the Fine Arts: Dis- and Dys-Identifications of the Anatomical/pictorial Model as Male
Sixteenth-century anatomy books - e.g. Andreas Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (Basel, 1543), Charles Estienne's De dissectione partium corporis humani (Paris, 1545) and Juan Valverde de Hamusco's Historia de la composición del cuerpo...
Facebook Check-In Places in European Union States between Socialization and the Management of Social Reputation
1. Facebook - A Tool of Socialization and Management of Social Reputation in the European CommunityThe true internet and mass communication revolution in the New Media took place at the beginning of the 3rd Millennium when Web 1.0 moved on to a new stage...
Female Criminals in Pakistan: Personal and Socio-Demographic Profiles
1. Introduction & Literature ReviewPakistan and its Prison SystemsIn 1947 British India was partitioned along religious lines to create two independent nations: India and Pakistan. Pakistan has four provinces: Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Pakhtunkhuwa....
Feminine Consciousness in Jane Austen's Novels
Jane Austen's novels convey an idea of everyday existence centered on the experiences of marriage and family life. It is frequently remarked that more than almost any other novelist, Jane Austen can be read and reread with increasing delight. This quality...
Feminism and Femininity in Salman Rushdie's the Enchantress of Florence
1. Locating Love ... IdeologicallyThe Enchantress of Florence is structured on the story-within-story pattern, involving historical and imaginary characters - a narrator: Niccolo Vespucci, an enchantress: Qara Köz, an emperor: Akbar the Great, a Florentine,...
Feminism in Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema
1. IntroductionThe Iranian woman's status in a society dominated by traditionalist religious culture has had a range of ups and downs corresponding to the alternating political contexts. Cinematography is one of the forces that played a very important...
Feminism, Law, and Religion
Feminism, Law, and Religion Marie A. Failinger, Elizabeth R. Schütz, and Susan J. Stabile (eds.) Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013, 444 pp. ISBN 978-1-4094-4419-0Being provided with the participation of important names in the world of gender, law and religion...
Feminist Ideology of an Academic Woman in Margaret Drabble's the Millstone
"I did not know that a pattern forms before we are aware of it, and what we think we make becomes a rigid prison making us."Rosamund StaceyThe common assumption is that the modem professional woman is liberated in all facets of life and this female liberation...
Food and Cultural Concerns: An Alephic Reading of Laura Esquivel's like Water for Chocolate
The Quest for DefinitionsIf sex is seen as a biological dimension that involves anatomy, hormones, and physiology, then gender should have a social coordinate that implies psychological, cultural, and social means. Of course I refer to gender as a routine,...
Gender Dimensions of Seeking Treatment for Infertility in Nigeria
BackgroundThere are estimated 50-80 million couples around the world to have difficulty in conceiving a child at some point in their lives. The World Health Organization defines infertility as the inability of couples of reproductive age to impregnate...
Gender Disparities in Kenya
IntroductionKenya is one of the East African countries with a population of 38 million according to 2010 census report and a total adult literacy rate of 87%. It is extremely heterogeneous with 48 ethnic tribes. It has Gross domestic product based on...
Gender Politics of International Non-State Actors in Romania
1. IntroductionThe structure of the international society lets the actors have their own view of wellness and the classical theories of national interest and politics of power are diminished by the anarchic system of powers. In the middle of this giant...
Genre et Appropriation De L'espace Du Sensible Chez Sony Labou Tansi : Cas De la Vie et Demie
La vie et demie de Sony Labou Tansi fait partie des romans qui accorde une place de choix à la gestion de l'espace, c'est-à-dire à la manière dont se comportent les individus au sein du tissu social, et les différents rapports qui régissent leur existence...
Geodemographic Particularities in a Socio-Economic Context. the Case of Alba Iulia
The census of the population and inhabitants, that took place in 2002, after 10 years from the previous one, provided a big number of important indices concerning the population and the dwellings. Indices concerning population as number and density,...
Global and Local Gender Identities at the Crossroads of Cultural Hybridity
Global vs. Local IdentitiesThe traditional conceptions developed in order to study local identity form a useful basis to analyze the possibilities of new global identities. At the individual level, the first approach to be taken into account is essentialism....
Heinrich Heine and the Women in His Life. the Image Reflected in Romanian Critical Essays
Just like in the case of many other great poets, such as Goethe, Chateaubriand or Victor Hugo, Heine too was a womanizer, his entire life and poems being influenced by the women he was involved with.The German poet worshiped his mother1 till the day...
Higher Education Pedagogies: Gendered Formations, Mis/recognition and Emotion
Introduction: Gender, Emotion and Higher Education PedagogiesHigher education is in a state of flux and uncertainty, with profound changes taking place, driven largely by the forces of global neoliberalism. These changes include a shift in the very understanding...
Hilda De Marie Ndiaye - L'ecriture D'une Depossession Identitaire
Marie NDiaye est incontestablement l'un des écrivains les plus doués de sa génération. Née en 1967, d'un père sénégalais et d'une mère française, elle a choisi, à cause de son désaccord total avec la politique menée par Sarkozy, de s'expatrier et de...
Identitary Constructs in the Central-European Novel
Finkielkraut pointed out that, once the words "I love you" have been uttered, it is the memory which governs the experience; it is that overwhelming memory plunging "from very remote realms, a reminder of what we have not lived." The encounter of love...
Identites et Sexualites De Genre Dans le Roman la Gradiva De W. Jensen
Si nous laissons librement nos pensées à faire des associations à partir de l'image de Gradiva, plusieurs figures d'hommes nous apparaissent : ceux qui l'ont aimée, ceux qui l'ont rêvée. D'abord cependant, ceux qui l'ont créée, autant de 'Pygmalion'...
Identity and Religion in Alice Walker's the Color Purple
IntroductionSwift and constant change is a common issue in the twentieth and twentyfirst century life. At the beginning of the twentieth century human beings were thinking about flight. As the century was about to finish, trips into out of space were...
Images of Woman in Heinrich Heine's Poetry and Their Reception in Romanian Translations
Poets have always sung the woman in their verses, in general or in particular, recreating her image that caught their eye for a while or forever, through their physical or moral beauty, inspiring them to write one of the most beautiful love poems.As...
"In Mercy's Name: Who Is He?" - the Symbolic Identity of the Melvillean Hero Bartleby the Scrivener
In his brilliant study of the various esoteric traditions that gave substance to the American Renaissance, Arthur Versluis makes the insightful remark thatMelville's novels, short stories and poetry (...) dramatize the desire to escape the world and...
Inside Gender Domination in Romanian Contemporary Gipsy Songs
IntroductionThis article looks at the specificities of gender representation in the texts of some contemporary Gipsy songs, belonging to the so-called, Turkish-derived term, "manele" genre (often named "Turkish music"/ Rom.> "muzicä turceascä"). This...
Intellectual Women: Dissatisfied Modernities
NEWW International ConferenceComplutense University (Madrid)November 13-14, 2014The international conference Intellectual Women: Dissatisfied Modernities, organized by Amelia Sanz, Begoña Regueiro, and Patricia Barrera, within Complutense University,...
Japanese Women's Speech: An Example of Charm and Wit
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Japanese language is a rich source for inquiries into gender and language. It has sex-exclusive features in personal pronouns, sentence final particles, intajections and other lexical items super-segmental...
Journee Internationale De la Femme et Construction Des Identites Au Cameroun : Pressions et Expressions D'une « Categorie Vulnerable » Dans Un Contexte De Mondialisation
En guide d'introductionL'intérêt voué aux recherches féministes est grandissant dans l'enseignement supérieur aujourd'hui, surtout en matière d'études sur le genre. Aux dires d'Eisa Dorlin1, les études sur le genre sont un domaine dont la richesse et...
La Femme Parisienne Comme Mythosphere
Le culte et le mythe de la femme parisienne sont le produit des époques consécutives qui ont cultivé, difusé et célébré cette imagination. Au XIX-ème siècle, il prend des contours bien définis, lorsque la France et Paris deviennent les capitales du monde...
La Mort Dans la Ville Quand Les Hommes Remplacent Les Femmes
En 1909, quand Arnold van Gennep, le célebre ethnographe français, publiait Les rites de passage, devenu depuis le livre de chevet de tous les ethnologues, il se penchait sur la description et l'analyse des rites, considérés comme essentiels pour le...
L'anonymat Seriel Dans Les Roumains Deracines De Paul Miclau
Le texte {Roumains déracinés) a été écrit en 1985 ; impossible d'être publié en français en Roumanie.H a été publié en France, avec un effort prolongé, à peine en 1995.Entre temps on a publié la version roumaine avec le titre Comoara {Le trésor, 1989),...
La Relación De Don Juan Con Las Mujeres
La alteridad de Don Juan destaca en el contexto de las relaciones que él establece con los elementos esenciales del texto dramático El Burlador de Sevilla y Convidado de piedra cuyo autor es Fray Gabriel Telléz más conocido como Tirso de Molina. Existen...
"Leftover Women": Postponing Marriage and Renegotiating Womanhood in Urban China
Introduction: The Discourse of "Leftover Women"In contemporary China, a palpable sense of concern pervades public discourse on (heterosexual) marriage, as a successful marriage is commonly perceived to be ever more difficult to realize. Divorces have...
Legal Archetypes in the Arthurian Legends: The Theme of Incest
The purpose of this paper is to explore one of the great Arthurian themes and a set of symbolic references related to it. Specifically, the paper will focus on the examination of the theme of incest and its consequences on both psychological and real...
Le Mariage Interracial Via Internet: Mythe Ou Contre-Utopie a L'ere De la Mondialisation ?
IntroductionD'après le rapport de la Banque Mondiale (2003) sur les politiques de développement, la discrimination fondée sur le genre est un phénomène universel qui existe partout dans le monde. Précisant que des progrès considérables ont été accomplis...
Le Mythe De la Femme Puissante Au Xviii(e) Siecle
Le « grand siècle », le « siècle des lumières », n'a pas été à vrai dire ni grandiose, ni brillant en ce qui concerne la condition des femmes. En France, où l'on créait les modèles littéraires et culturels, les femmes continuaient à être les victimes...
Le Regard Geographique Sur le Genre : Identite, Espace et Territoire
1. L'identité, genre, espace et territoire: des concepts-clés à redéfinirL'identité comme le territoire suppose l'existence d'un rapport d'altérité: entre nous même et les autres. Le désir de l'autre (Alexandre Kojeve, 1939) devient une réalité à laquelle...
Le Socius et le Masculin : Elements De Psychanalyse De L'originaire Sociale
Sur « le big bang » de la société humaineComment les hommes peuvent-ils vivre ensemble ?Freud répond à cette question essentielle de l'anthropologie contournant l'originaire social. Les hommes peuvent vivre ensemble grâce à l'action d'une majorité plus...
Les Portraits Differes De Frida Kahlo : L'identite En Gestation Performative
Le but de cette étude sera d'avancer une discussion de quelques concepts comme la performativité des sexes, la corporalité proliférée ainsi que celui de l'identité culturelle différée et transnationale. Ces concepts seront discutés par rapport à la production...
Les Representations De la Féminité Benefique et Malefique Dans la Culture Traditionnelle Roumaine
1. La féminité ou l'imprécision du concretLa féminisation des représentations mythiques est naturelle, étant donné qu'elle traduit le fait de reprendre les catégories de la mythologie archaïque, néolithique. De la sorte, elle reproduit le caractère étrange...
Libres Mais Lies, Egaux Mais Differents : Les Taches Menageres Hors Mariage. Un Regard Comparatif Roumanie-France
À l'époque du démariage (Théry, 1996), de nombreux débats sociologiques et sociaux très divergents (Déchaux, 1995) se sont appuyés sur l'ancienne dichotomie famille/individu afin de forger une interprétation cohérente, capable d'expliquer les mutations...
Linguistic Layers of Self-Revelation through Deixis in Sylvia Plath's Mirror
1. Emotionality, Discourse and SelfhoodIn the encounters between individuals there is an imperative to convey both sense and feeling to their peers in order to establish interactional relationships and maintain selves. In the discursive acts of everyday...
Love and Gender in the Fiction of Alice Munro
1. Gender IdentityGender, as a fundamental aspect of personal and social identity, is a biological, psychological, and cultural category of paramount importance. In addition, gender is often a criterion for social stratification and different political...
Malika Mokeddem Ou le Credo De L'ishtar Maghrebine : Pour Un Amour Libre Au Feminin
« Sexes cousus (...) dans le sens de sexes muets, qui n'ont plus de plaisir (...), cousu (...) métaphoriquement, c'est-à-dire un sexe qui ne sert qu'à la reproduction et pas au plaisir », Nina Bouraoui, La Voyeuse interdite, 1991Qui mieux qu'une femme...
Masculinity Redefined in India. the Result of Globalization
IntroductionPatriarchy which is the result of 5000 years of cultural and social condition-ing is practiced till date in several countries all over the world and especially in majority of the areas in India thus Indian society is an patriarchal society...
Moments in the History of Haiku Authors' Affirmation
The Haiku poem is a kind of classical poetry, composed by strict rules: it has 17 syllables divided into three lines (5, 7, 5 syllables), the obligatory presence of a word called kigo showing the season, directly or alluded, usually located in the first...
National Identity through Women Representation in N. Grigorescu's Paintings
Nicolae Grigorescu is one of the most important Romanian painters and he is largely acknowledged as the first impressionist in our national culture. After the official birth of this current in Paris, in 1874, and its admitted label due to Monet's inspiration,...
Norme et Non-Norme Dans le Discours Des Femmes
Notre étude se veut une analyse de la façon dont les femmes se positionnent dans leur discours par rapport à la norme linguistique. Nous questionnerons comment elles construisent leur discours par rapport aux hommes, comment ce discours se fait le miroir...
Patriarch Ally and Incestuously Defined Gender Roles in Ian Mcewan's the Cement Garden
As an author who has continuously analyzed within his novels issues of masculinity and femininity, by means of fictionally "experiencing" sexuality, Ian McEwan has initially become famous as a writer obsessed with violence, crimes and sexual perversion....
Peace and Conflict in the Seventeenth-Century Funerary Monument of the Medieval Heroine Countess Matilda of Canossa
The extraordinary deeds of Countess Matilda of Canossa (1046-1115) in defense of the papacy conferred upon her the right to permanent remembrance in the history of the Church, as well as to a select burial place in St. Peter's (fig. 1), and enhanced...
Personnages Comiques Dans le Jeu De L'honneur Familial1
Théâtre d'animation, le personnage comique peut être un objet ou le sujet du comique. Chaque rire les autres, rire avec les autres.1. Auteur et comédienLe récepteur connaît le comique par le texte, le créateur ou l'artiste interprète. L'auteur et l'artiste...
Pourquoi Andre Gide Peut-Il Etre Considere Comme L'un Des Peres Fondateurs Des Etudes De Genre ?
IntroductionSi son oeuvre a permis à André Gide d'affirmer ses penchants homosexuels, notamment à travers Corydon ou encore Et nunc manet in te2, ce qu'il y a de particulièrement stimulant sous la plume de Gide c'est que les personnages, qu'il s'agisse...
Race, Class, Gender? Intersectionality Troubles
1. Introduction: Celebrating Intersectionality?When mainly white female academics "celebrate[d] intersectionality" at the homonymous conference in Frankfurt (Germany) it becomes obvious that the "intersectionality" of various identity dimensions such...
"Reason Held Passion by the Throat"
"Reason Held Passion by the Throat" is inspired by a phrase penned by Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre in her attempt to metaphorically describe a climactic moment in her life story ('Chapter 27') recorded in her eponymous novel. Bronte's nineteenth-century...
Relationships of Gender, Music, and Society
DeBellis contends that an examination of musical phenomena can challenge received philosophical precepts about the nature of perception and its relation to concepts and language. DeBellis sketches a widely-held view about the nature of perception, which...
Representation of Women in the Age of Globalized Film
'What we are seeing is the globalisation of Hollywood"Aksoy and Robins (1992)IntroductionIn 2009, a UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) survey was released showing that Hollywood was not the first, or even the second productive film industry in the...
Representations of Feminine Monstruousness
As any other mythology, the Romanian folkloric beliefs reveal an extraordinarily prodigious human creativity. Due to its oral characteristics, our mythology generated customs and rituals, stories, legends, beliefs, that offer real keys for the reading...
Rethinking Gender and Music Education
Koelsch et al. claim that irregular musical events give rise to emotional responses. The emotional response elicited by an unexpected harmony can be enhanced when perceived in a musical context played with emotional expression. The neural mechanisms...
Romanian Feminist Strategies and the European Union: Looking for a Specific Path
1. IntroductionRomanian feminism made its first tentative steps during the transition in the mid 90's. It started as an academia movement, one that was sustained through the efforts of a few academic-involved women, like Mihaela Miroiu or Eniko Magyari-Vincze...
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada
1. Introduction1The human rights situation of sexual minorities2 around the world continues to be unsettling. Many countries maintain serious criminal penalties for consensual sex between persons of the same sex, including the death penalty.3 Sexual...
Sexual Violence Journalism in Four Leading English Language Indian Publications before and after the Delhi Rape
1. Crime Reporting in the English Language Press in IndiaOn December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally gang raped and beaten on a moving bus in south Delhi by 6 men. She had been returning home from a movie theatre with a male...
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER. THE CASE OF THE ROMANIAN SCHOOL READING PRIMER IN THE '80S1
It might be useful to point out the importance of school in the process of gender construction. Very often it was thought that there is nothing to say about gender and school, as what is to be said about the things that seemed so obvious? As any process...
Specific Patterns in the Social Perception and Exploration of Masculinity/femininity
In this paper we present an outline of four main paradigms regarding masculinity and femininity that Western society has historically crossed. We begin by showing how and why masculinity was for a long time regarded as humanity's ideal and then we discuss...
The Construction of Gender: Knights and Fairies or Animus and Anima in the Arthurian Legends
Although the forest contains many terrors, it contains as many wonders. From its depths come beautiful fairy women to test and beguile the wandering knights as they ride in the forest. Many seek husbands among the Fellowship who sire sons upon them,...
The External Person, a 'Procrustean Bed' of the Inner Person. Notes of Applied Psychoanalysis in Decadence Literature
In the Modem Age, the individual prefers a logical-abstract relationship with reality of any form, sacred or transcendent. Nevertheless, the alienation from the wholeness, divinity, unconsciousness led to a break in the modem man's communication with...
The Feminine and the Masculine: Evolving Meanings in Collective and Individual Conscience
IntroductionOne can easily identify two extreme versions of public discourse on globalization.On one hand, globalization is described as a positive response to the issues of contemporary world, by integrating regional economies, societies, and cultures...
The Feminine Spirit of Water
Water was the archai proposed by the Pre-socratic Thales of Miletus, who tried to reduce all things to a single substance. At the same time, water has always been an important theme, motif, source of imagination in literature and not only.The motif of...
The Image of Women in the Romanian Naturalistic Works
1. IntroductionThe image of woman as it emerges from Romanian naturalistic literary works is made up kaleidoscopically, with many changing facets that take over the clichés of the century: the coquette with frivolous interest; the sensual, often adulterous...
The Impact of Gender on the Dynamics of Employed Population Structure during the Postcommunist Period in South-West Oltenia Development Region
Situated in the south-western part of Romania, the South-West Development Region covers 12.3 % (29,010 km2) of the national territory and 10.7% of its population (2,301,833 inh.) (Fig. 1). The region overlaps five NUTS 3 administrative units. Its diversity...
The Impact of Rural-Urban Migration on Gender Relations of Rural-Urban Migrant Households in China
IntroductionEconomic reform has generated profound social, economic and cultural changes in China since the late 1970s. One of the most important impacts is the influx of peasants into urban areas. According to the latest official census from Ministry...
The Importance of Men and Women in Limited Society Roles: Gay Freedom
IntroductionIn this short article, the concept of gender is different from biological sex to show necessity for all societies men and women with the dialectic of class today to accept a third gender and capitalist impulses underlying of an emancipation...
The Influence of Culture on Gender Inequality in Ekiti State, Nigeria: Implication on Women's Empowerment and Development
IntroductionGender inequality has widely been debated upon in recent times; however as the society keeps on developing, the inequality between male and female seems getting wider. Gender has both psychological and cultural implications, the corresponding...
The Masculine Image and Consumerism: The Case of Marlboro
People, the same as objects, generate other objects. Ideology also spreads through objects. Directly, each of the objects has a culture icon in itself. It represents time and cultural forms. After the Industrial Revolution, ideology determined the natural...
The Perception of Gender Identities within Cultural Pluralism
The problem of forming a unique global legal culture stands at the basis of analyzing cultural pluralism and interferences between various legal cultures, at national, regional and international level. At European level, certain issues regarding multiculturalism,...
The Rhetorical Construction of Masculinity
Any liturgical scenario offers to the (Christian or only "in the state of') auditorium a triple repertoire: ritualic, musical, and homiletic. In this study we intend to discuss this homiletic aspect.The term "homily", which we will consider the synonym...
The Rhetorics of (Un)gendered Space in Nicolae Filimon's Old and New Upstarts
Nicolae Filimon clearly confessed his propensity to study 'human faces,' even to the prejudice of 'the sense of nature' :When I travel my purpose is to deal with people rather than with things. In the diligence I study my travel companions rather than...
The Rights of Nigerian Women in a Patriarchal Society: Implication for Development
The rights of women have been widely advocated for in recent times worldwide. However, the questions that agitate the mind are: can the rights of women be realistic in a society that is patriarchal in character like Nigeria? To what extent can women...
The Story of the Fairy-Exile: Domnica Radulescu's Train to Trieste
Considered by many critics a fictional autobiography, Dominca Radulescu's first novel, Train to Trieste, relates the story of a young Romanian woman exile - Mona Manoliu - who has the courage to break up with her present and her past and to travel to...
Transforming Cultural Norms of Sexual Violence against Women
In loving memory of Katheryn D. Katz?Gender intersects with law and culture in numerous ways. Cultural norms and constructs are created, which affect how women and girls in our society are treated and perceived, and, naturally, how they perceive themselves....
Turkish Literature and Cinema
IntroductionTo create the civilization, or in other words, to create the accumulation of humans and communities, there are three basic sources: art, religion and science. Cinema is accepted as one of the basic sources of civilization and the last branch...
Ume Tsuda and Ioana Nitobe Garrison - Identity Recovered in the Land of the Other
Ume Tsuda (1864-1929) was bom in feudal Japan. She grew up in a society that found itself at the dawns of modernity yet, despite the difficulties of the transition process, it managed to make its way through. When she was eight years old, Ume was chosen...
War, Cultural Identities, and Masculinities in Louise Erdrich's the Master Butchers Singing Club1
In an article entitled "Nationalism and Globalization" (2004), Mary Kaldor argues that, despite common belief, what characterizes the relationship between war and nationalist sentiment is the "the role" of the former in the "construction" of the latter,...
Weaving as an Identity Marker: Atayal Women in Wulai, Taiwan
IntroductionThis ethnographic research is focused on the indigenous female weavers in Wulai, Taiwan, who have experienced both colonialism and tourism development. During Japan's occupation (1895-1945), the Atayal - one of fourteen indigenous groups...
West/east Side Story. Questions on Third Wave of Feminism
(Post)Feminism in the '90s. The West Side StoryWe cannot talk about the western feminism in the 90s1 or the Third Wave without talking about postfeminism in the beginning. In 1991 Susan Faludi's book Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women...
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