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. 8, No. 2, February

As You Wear: Cross-Dressing and Identity Politics in Jackie Kay's Trumpet
Abstract This paper explores the theories and practices of cross-dressing through the lens of Jackie Kay's novel, Trumpet (1998). In the course of Trumpet, Kay explores the life of a fictional protagonist, 'Joss Moody', who was born a woman but...
Cyberqueers in Taiwan: Locating Histories of the Margins
Abstract In this paper I direct the focus to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) online communities in Taiwan. On the one hand, I argue that such online communities in Taiwan are worthwhile researching and deserve special academic attention...
Feminism and the Politics of Representation: Towards a Critical and Ethical Encounter with "Others"
Abstract This essay begins from the position that a speaking subject in feminism occupies a place of power and authority which requires a commitment to an ethical involvement in the representation of 'others'. Specifically, this essay will address...
Identity, Difference and New Feminisms: Introduction: Winning and Short-Listed Entries for the 2005 Feminist and Women's Studies Association, U.K. Annual Essay Competition
Feminist scholarship continues to have a high currency within and beyond the academy, and for this reason, there remains an unprecedented demand for spaces in which this scholarship can be shared, questioned, and evaluated. The organizers of this year's...
Journalists in Feminist Clothing: Men and Women Reporting Afghan Women during Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001
Abstract The following discussion is based on an extensive survey of UK mainstream television news reports broadcast between September and December 2001 during the military attacks on Afghanistan, known as Operation Enduring Freedom. Also conducted...
The Lady in the Looking-Glass: Reflections on the Self in Virginia Woolf
Abstract This essay addresses Virginia Woolf's exploration of the concept of the self through reference to a range of her prose writings. In these writings, Woolf questions whether the self is unitary, constant and finally knowable, or fragmented,...
The Missing Rhetoric of Gender in Responses to Abu Ghraib
Abstract This paper explores Western responses to the torture inflicted upon Iraqi detainees by U.S. soldiers at the Abu Ghraib facility near Baghdad. More specifically, however, this paper examines responses to photographic representations of this...
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