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. 13, No. 2, March 15

Gendered Performance and Performing Gender in the DIY Punk and Hardcore Music Scene
Abstract This article considers the relevance of geographical theories about gender roles and how gender is performed, to the situated context of a local DIY ('Do It Yourself) punk scene. It draws on an auto-ethnographic study carried out by the...
Healthy Choices and Heavy Burdens: Race, Citizenship and Gender in the 'Obesity Epidemic'
Abstract The 'obesity epidemic' is widely accepted as a major public health threat in the United States. This paper provides a critical examination of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity's action plan that is foundational to First Lady...
Intersectionality Queer Studies and Hybridity: Methodological Frameworks for Social Research
Abstract This article seeks to draw links between intersectionality and queer studies as epistemological strands by examining their common methodological tasks and by tracing some similar difficulties of translating theory into research methods....
Punching like a Girl: Embodied Violence and Resistance in the Context of Women's Self-Defense
Abstract This essay explores the way discourses of gender and aggression can be combined in the female body. Traditionally, the female body has been seen as that of a victim and the man's body as that of an aggressor. Although the behaviours are...
Tension in Intersectional Agency; a Theoretical Discussion of the Interior Conflict of White, Feminist Activists' Intersectional Location
Abstract In this article I question the wholeness of the agency of white, feminist activists. Drawing on intersectional theory, I problematise the multiplicative character of their location in order to be able to understand how intersectional agency...
Winning and Short-Listed Entries from the 2010 Feminist and Women's Studies Association: Annual Student Essay Competition
In this special issue of the Journal of International Women's Studies, the Feminist and Women's Studies Association UK & Ireland (FWSA) is delighted to present the winner and the shortlisted entries of its annual student essay competition. Founded...
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