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. 6, No. 3, July

'By Heaven and Hell': Re-Evaluating Representations of Women and the Angel/whore Dichotomy in Renaissance Revenge Tragedy
Abstract This essay explores the treatment of female characters in Renaissance revenge tragedy: specifically in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy and Shakespeare's Hamlet. Revenge tragedy is a dramatic sub-genre that conventionally develops an unsettling...
Introduction
This special issue showcases the winning and short listed essays from the second annual essay competition of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK and Ireland) (FWSA). Formerly the Women's Studies Network (UK), the renaming in 2004 of the...
Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Rapping on the Frontiers of Female Identity
Abstract This paper provides an analysis of Missy Elliott as a contemporary icon, using the innovation and creativity of two of her music videos (One Minute Man and She's A Bitch), as media texts that both illuminate and disrupt feminist frameworks...
Refracting Mothertongues: Considering Mobility through Language
Abstract In this article I explore the interplay between language and mobility. As the number of debates about mobility and belonging has grown both in the social sciences and in feminist theory, there has been an increasing discussion about the...
The Silencing of Women: The Irish Abortion Laws and Religion
Abstract This essay attempts to look at the unfortunate circumstances that surround women in Ireland in regards to abortion. Rather than looking at the pro- and anti-life arguments which are commonly discussed when approaching abortion issues, I...
Tussles over Gendered Spaces and Assertions of Female Presence in Anne le Marquand Hartigan's Play the Secret Game
Abstract This paper is an extract from the PhD thesis entitled "Self-Imaging /Self-Imagining in the Woman's Writing (and Painting) of Anne Le Marquand Hartigan", submitted to University College, Dublin in 2004. The essay discusses Hartigan's unpublished...
What Sort of Mental Health Problems Are Experienced by Women in Contemporary British Society? What Do Different Feminist Perspectives Offer as Alleviation?
Abstract This essay argues that by labelling British women's mental health distress and treatment in terms of a purely medical model, underlying contributory social structures and phenomena such as gendered roles, ethnicity and poverty, have largely...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.