Journal of Research in Gender Studies

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, 2015

Childrearing in Austria: Work and Family Roles
IntroductionDifferences in social norms with regard to gender and family roles across societies are considerable (Bühlmann et al. 2010; Craig and Mullan 2011; Fodor and Balogh 2010; Kunovich and Kunovich 2008; Liefbroer and Billari 2010; Sobotka 2008)....
Correspondence between Cyborg Body and Cyber Self
Technology and science affect women globally and contemporary feminist science fiction weaves this affect by criticizing such kind of classification as technology and science are inherently under the authority of patriarchy. Instead, technology and science...
Creditable Marriage Goals and Government Interests: A Systems Approach for Handling Complexity, Apportioning Expertise, and Using Federalism (Anticipating Obergefell)
PREFATORY NOTE. Written and posted in late spring 2015, after the oral arguments in Obergefell and before the Court announced its decision, this article is being published as of that date, with tenses unchanged and without including subsequent developments...
Dishing the Dirt: Reading Oscar Wilde's Trial in the French Press
In André Gide's novel, The Immoralist, the story's protagonist, Michel, refers to an "absurd, shameful, and scandalous lawsuit [which] had given the newspapers a convenient opportunity to tarnish his name" ("un absurde, un honteux procès à scandale [qui]...
Doing Human Trafficking Research: Reflections on Ethical Challenges
If you are researching with participants or groups who may be vulnerable or on sensitive/risky topics, it is recommended you increase your ethical "competence" in that specific area. (Farrimond, 2013, p. 164)1. IntroductionThis article was written immediately...
Gendering Extraction: Expectations and Identities in Women's Motives for Shale Energy Opposition
Many women who oppose shale energy extraction describe a "moment of transformation" (McNeil 2012:142) in which they realized they had to take action to stop, slow, or better regulate the hydraulic fracturing and ffacwaste disposal that is rapidly encompassing...
Gender, Race and Space in Nella Larsen's Passing (1929)
At the very moment when Virginia Woolf was reflecting on the tripartite relationship between gender, space and the situation of the woman writer in her cornerstone feminist treatise A Room of One 's Own, across the Atlantic, another woman modernist was...
"Gooks" and Farm Girls: Male Bonding and Feminine Undoing in Close Quarters and Paco's Story
"The enduring emotion of war, when everything else has faded, is comradeship. [. . .] Individual possessions and advantage count for nothing: the group is everything. What you have is shared with your friends. It isn't a particularly selective process,...
Judges and Stereotypes on Same-Sex Issues: Analysis of Case Law from a Comparative Perspective in English and Italian Family Law
1. IntroductionIt is a truth universally acknowledged that in comparative law the pattern of judgments is very varied. For instance in civil law systems themselves, such as in France, nowadays, the ideology related to the juge est-il la bouche de la...
Radical or Conventional? - Portrayal in Chinese Media of the Relationship between an Older Woman and a Younger Man
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)The opinion that a husband should be a few years older than his wife is commonly accepted, although it is not rigid in reality and there are stories that tell otherwise in different cultures. The belief...
Remapping Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake as a Gothic Feminist Tale
Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan remaps the New York City Ballet as a feminist gothic landscape, a psychic terrain of desires and fears of the Company's rising young star, Nina Sayer (Natalie Portman). The world of ballet represents a space in which these...
Same Crisis, Different Strategies? Italian Men and Women Entrepreneurs in Front of the Economic Recession
IntroductionThe global economic and financial crisis that began in the USA between 2005 and 2006 spilled over to other economies and triggered a global recession, causing an economic downturn in Italy too. Between 2007 and 2013, two-thirds of the main...
The Professional Is Political: The Absence of Motherhood Identity in Modern Us Health Policy Discourse
Introduction & Literature ReviewStereotypes about a population and the accepted norms of behavior associated with them are limited world views that can restrict the behavior of the population subjected to them. These stereotypes often find voice...
The Sexual "Cloud" in the Executive Suite
Between men and women there is no friendship possible.There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.-Oscar WildeWhatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.-Charlotte...
The Voice of Subaltern in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing: An Anticolonialist Approach to the Novel
My paper analyzes Margaret Atwood's Surfacing from the perspective of anti-colonialism, employing the concepts of "voice" and "subaltern" from Spivak's work. The novel was published in 1972 and it occupies a place of prominence in Atwood's substantial...
Women, Ddr and Post-Conflict Transformation: Lessons from the Cases of Bosnia and South Africa
1. Introduction: Framing the ResearchMen and women often have different approaches to, and understandings of, issues of war and peace including what it means to end a conflict. Included in their understandings are larger issues of social and political...
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