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. 7, No. 3, March

All the Ways
Abstract 'all the ways ...' was written for a Women's Studies module--'Identity, Difference and the Body'. This module explored feminist perspectives on the nature/culture divide and the production of sexed, gendered and raced bodies, and surveyed...
Connections and Complicities: Reflections on Epistemology, Violence, and Humanitarian Aid
Abstract This paper explores the relationship between power/knowledge and violence. It attempts to connect epistemological constructions and discursive practices to conflict and humanitarian aid operations by deconstructing the narrative of 'Development'....
Introduction
This issue contains winning and short-listed entries from the Feminist and Women's Studies Association's 2004 annual essay competition. The competition was established to encourage a new generation of feminist scholars and to provide a prize and space...
The Madres De la Plaza De Mayo: Asserting Motherhood; Rejecting Feminism?
Abstract This paper analyses the relevance of the 'motherist' politics of Argentina's Madres de la Plaza de Mayo to Latin American feminism. The Madres were one of the most visible and outspoken opponents of the military regime that ruled Argentina...
The Rationality and Femininity of Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen
Abstract This essay addresses the issues of self-representation in women's writing of the early nineteenth-century British literary culture. I explore the subordination of women by a construction of femininity which did not allow them to be rational...
'The Truth Is a Thorny Issue' (1): Lesbian Denial in Jackie Kay's Trumpet
Abstract The focus of this paper is Jackie Kay's novel, Trumpet, the fictionalised account of a woman (Josephine Moore) who lives her life as a man (Joss Moody). This paper looks at how Joss's identity is constructed, as well as the impact this...
Uneasy Transvestism? Fashioning a Space for the Single Woman in Sex and the City
Abstract 'Uneasy Transvestism? Fashioning a Space for the Single Woman in Sex and the City' is essentially an exploration of the ways in which fashion is used within the programme to explore the parameters of the female body, and in particular,...
Whose Embryo Is It Anyway? A Critique of Evans V Amicus Healthcare [2003] EWHC 2161 (Fam)
Abstract In this paper I critique aspects of the law relating to in vitro fertilisation ('IVF') treatment in the United Kingdom. Focusing on the case of Evans v Amicus Healthcare Ltd [2003] EWHC 2161 (Faro), where two women sought to have their...
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