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. 5, No. 3, May 1

Ain't I a Woman? Revisiting Intersectionality
Abstract In the context of the second Gulf war and US and the British occupation of Iraq, many 'old' debates about the category 'woman' have assumed a new critical urgency. This paper revisits debates on intersectionality in order to show that they...
Crossing Borders: The Extent to Which the Voices of Exiled and Refugee Women Have Adapted to Their New Western Diasporic Space
Abstract In this article I will consider the extent to which the voices of exiled and refugee women have adapted to their new Western diasporic space. I will examine whether women writers consider exile to be a safe place in which to describe the...
Crossing Boundaries
Introduction to this edition It was with mixed feelings that I offered to host a conference in the summer of 2003 for the Women's Studies Network (UK) Association. Whilst I have been committed to the Network for several years now, and have been...
Crossing the Border: Locating Heterosexuality as a Boundary for Lesbian and Disabled Women
Abstract This article draws on my personal experience, and on the separate experiences of 'leaving heterosexuality' and of 'being disabled. I have attempted to find common ground for action between these two groups by interrogating the experience...
Heresy and Orthodoxy: Challenging Established Paradigms and Disciplines
Abstract A brief survey of the literature on interdisciplinary work and a discussion of issues relating to orthodoxy and heresy are presented to introduce a questionnaire on current interdisciplinary practice and the effects of engaging in research...
Out of the Frying Pan into the Viva
Abstract Women today are making clear inroads into the academy and, at undergraduate level at least, are engaging in greater numbers than men. However, at postgraduate level the picture changes, especially at doctoral level, and fewer women than...
Perverse Pleasures-Identity Work and the Paradoxes of Greedy Institutions
Abstract (ii) Women's studies struggle for a location in the academy has always involved feelings of deep ambiguity. The outsider/insider relation is a peculiarly vexed one in times when the demands on professional identity appear to erase the more...
Women's Constructions of Women: On Entering the Front Door
Abstract Despite the vast volume of scholarly work on Mediterranean and the Near East the region, issues of marginalisation, discrimination, racism, and ethnic-gender groups as well as the implications of these within the context of various wider...
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