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. 1, November

Housing Delivery in Nthutukoville, South Africa: Successes and Problems for Women
Abstract This paper examines the notion of empowerment and what it entails in housing development. Through a critical analysis if the different phases in one particular housing project analyzed by the author, the paper highlights the areas of empowerment...
In Search of Equality: Marriage Related Laws for Muslim Women in Bangladesh
Abstract The problem of inequality for women in Bangladesh is more social than legal. As regards to the law, except for personal matters, inequalities in the provisions of law are hardly found. Personal matters, however, are regulated by religious...
Keys to Women's Liberation in Communist China: An Historical Overview
Abstract Has the Communist Party of China (CPC) fully liberated Chinese women? Is the leadership of the CPC the key to Chinese women's liberation in the twenty-first century? The CPC has tried to convince the Chinese people and international society...
Plugged in Praxis: Critical Reflections on U.S. Feminism, Internet Activism, and Solidarity with Women in Afghanistan (1)
Abstract Cyber-space presents many contradictions to those seeking to use it for activist ends in a transnational world. This paper explores some of these contradictions by examining various uses of the internet in efforts to raise awareness about...
Psychological Factors Influencing Perceived Entrepreneurial Success among Nigerian Women in Small-Scale Businesses
Abstract This paper considered self-concept, perceived managerial competence, work stress and business commitment as important psychological variables for perceived entrepreneurial success among female entrepreneurs. A study was conducted to examine...
Reflections on New Partnerships between Women and Local Self-Government in India: A Rural Revolution?
Abstract This essay reflects on strategies for women's empowerment in light of the enactment of the 73rd constitutional amendment, Panchayati Raj, in the Indian Constitution, in 1992. It begins with the assumption that women's empowerment implies...
Technology, Commentary and the Admonitions for Women
Abstract The following is an analysis of the Admonitions for Women (Nu Jie) by the Later Han Dynasty scholar, Ban Zhao. It examines the historical context for its composition, applying not only one literary template, that of the instructional text,...
Women Learners in the Classroom: Exploring the Experience of Voice, Listening, and Silence
Abstract The question of voice is central to a feminist perspective. The dichotomies of voice and silence have long held positions of power and marginalization in the context of the classroom community. In a recent investigation into the learning...
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