Journal of International Women's Studies

A peer-reviewed semiannual scholarly publication providing international coverage and analysis of wome.'s studies, with particular respect to the relationship between theory and activism.

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 3, May

A Call to Political and Social Activism: The Jeremiadic Discourse of Maria Miller Stewart, 1831-1833
Abstract This essay identifies the rhetorical strategies of Maria Miller Stewart's Boston anti-slavery discourse as jeremiads that connected her religious, moral, political and social lamentations of the American democratic system and called her...
Appropriate Technology for Cassava Processing in Nigeria: User's Point of View
Abstract This study examined appropriate agricultural extension technological needs of users in cassava processing activities in Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting 160 participating and non-participating users making a total...
A Tour to a Site of Genocide: Mothers, Bones and Borders
Abstract In this personal narrative I aim to describe internal struggles I endure for one day in Srebrenica on my visit to a mass exhumation site. The narrative discusses and raises a series of questions related to human motivations, actions and...
Creating Alternative and Demedicalized Spaces: Testimonial Narrative on Disability, Culture, and Racialization
Abstract The literature on disability, gender and "race" has benefited from the political economy perspective. With its emphasis on unmasking the workings of power, this perspective has brought into relief the systemic, institutionalized and spatial...
Deconstructing Islamization in Pakistan: Sabiha Sumar Wages Feminist Cinematic Jihad through a Documentary Lens
Abstract Over half a billion Muslim women live in vastly different lands, cultures, societies, economies, and political systems. Yet, as Iranian scholar Mahnaz Afkhami (2) points out, Muslim women's oppressions are similar due to gender-discrimination...
Dilemmas of Islamic and Secular Feminists and Feminisms
Abstract This paper explores ways in which a multifaceted understanding of Islamic feminism can contribute to productive dialogue about the future of Muslim women in both Islamic and secular states. Towards that end I will discuss the numerous interpretations...
Effects of Protege-Mentor Gender Mix on Organisational Commitment
Abstract This study examined the interaction effects of protege and mentor gender on organisational commitment in the Nigerian work setting. Data was collected from one hundred and sixty-one dyads in four gender combinations through a survey of...
Emergence of Women from 'Private' to 'Public': A Narrative of Power Politics from Mizoram
Abstract Understanding the complex state-building process in Mizoram requires the systematic mapping of the discourses and narratives of 'inclusion' and 'exclusion' at all levels which is thoroughly dictated by those in power. The region's 'Histories'...
Gender Dimensions in Geo-Spatial Security Research: Disciplinary Confrontations
Abstract Several EU policy papers have called for an improved dialogue between security policymakers, social science researchers and science and technology researchers working on security (Pullinger, 2006). To increase the understanding of gender...
In Two Different Worlds: How Malawian Girls Experience Schooling
Abstract This paper reports on a qualitative case study of how Malawian girls experience schooling in single-sex versus coeducational institutions. It is a qualitative narrative depicting the socializing and learning processes which affect girls'...
La Perdida De la Tierra Y El Activismo De Las Mujeres Garifunas En la Costa Norte De Honduras
Abstract This paper reports on the gendered impacts of Honduras' neoliberal agrarian legislation within the context of tourism development. It draws on ethnographic research with the Afro-indigenous Garifuna to demonstrate how women have been most...
Law, Women and Health in Nigeria
Abstract This paper attempts to analyse sexual inequality as it affects the health of women in Nigeria. Various theories that inform the study of women are briefly discussed along with specific areas of women's health concerns. These include: female...
Male Identity and Female Space in the Fiction of Ugandan Women Writers
Abstract This article focuses on the voices of protest by Uganda women writers against age-old discriminative habits, and on the rebuttal made by women on questions of social and political power. The article particularly assesses the way women writers...
Meanings of Weighing Female Patients and Their Clinical Implications
Abstract Severe weight loss is the chief characteristic of anorexia nervosa. Weight is also one of the important indicators for evaluating a client's recovery. I weighed all clients at their pre-treatment interview, the beginning of every family...
More Than Books: A Study of Women's Participation in Community Libraries in Rural Nepal
Abstract In Nepal there are clear gender roles and accompanying expectations about male and female behavior in social spaces. Based on these expectations and traditions there are key obstacles to local women's opportunities to be active participants...
Organizational Role Stress Indices Affecting Burnout among Nurses
Abstract This was a cross sectional study, which aimed to determine the interaction between situational, factors, role stressors, hazard exposure and personal factors among 246 nurses consisting most of females (78.5%) from the different wards and...
Reply to Stacy
Stacy Lockerbie, JIWS, Vol. 9. No. 1. November 2007. pp.319-321 Review of Conception Diary: Thinking About Pregnancy and Motherhood. Susan Hogan. 2006. (ISBN-10: 0-9551656-0-1). From Susan Hogan I pick up a photo of a family group; we are dappled...
The Mauritian Election of 2005: An Unprecedented Increase of Women in Parliament
Abstract Before the 2005 election, women's legislative representation in Mauritius had always been one of the lowest in the African continent, and the lowest in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Although the number of women in the...
The Sita Syndrome: Examining the Communicative Aspects of Domestic Violence from a South Asian Perspective
Abstract This essay explores the communicative aspects of domestic violence by articulating the Eurocentric components of domestic violence research. Utilizing a postcolonial ethnography, this essay reconceptualizes domestic violence from a South...
Urban Women's Participation in the Construction Industry: An Analysis of Experiences from Zimbabwe
Abstract This paper analyzed the impact of urban women's participation in the construction business on income generation, gender roles and responsibilities, family and societal perceptions in Zimbabwe. Problems and constraints affecting women's...
Violence against Women in Northern Uganda: The Neglected Health Consequences of War
Abstract This article presents a summary of research intervention work carried out in war-affected Northern Uganda by Isis-WICCE, a women's international non-government organisation, in conjunction with the Ugandan Medical Association and funded...
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