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. 12, No. 4, July

Gender Dimensions of the Global Crises and Their Impact on Poverty
Abstract The crisis in the global economy continues to affect many men and women living in poverty, but it brings different meaning for both men and women. However, the concept of gender equality gives women and men the same entitlement to all aspects...
Gender Imbalance: The Case of Women's Political Participation in Turkey
Abstract The primary aim of this paper is to show the links between women's demographic characteristics and their political participation. Focusing on low female participation in politics, we carried out a survey with 408 women living in Ankara,...
Homing Desire, Cultural Citizenship, and Diasporic Imaginings
Abstract This article examines the relationship between homing desire, cultural citizenship and diaspora communities. I begin by examining how citizenship is a deeply gendered concept. From there, I will explore how citizenship practices, although...
(Not) Higher, Stronger or Swifter: Representation of Female Olympic Athletes in the Israeli Press
Abstract Despite the IOC declaration of intent for gender equality in sport and in light of the fact that a greater number of women are participating in the Olympic Games covert connotations are hidden behind the distorted and biased image presented...
Oral History and "Girls' Voices": The Young Women's Studies Club as a Site of Empowerment
Abstract Girls' Voices is a collaborative research project involving multi-tiered community-and university-based mentorship and a Young Women's Studies Club (YWSC) at Hoover High School in San Diego, California. Sine its inception 15 years ago,...
Relations of Feminization of Agriculture and Women's Occupational Health- the Case of Women Farmers in the Philippines
Abstract This study on women in the Philippines, particularly in Benguet which is the largest vegetable producer in the country, was undertaken in order to provide a wider interpretation of the contribution of women farmers to agricultural productivity,...
Security through Solidarity: Honduran Women's Post-Coup Strategies of Support and Survival
Abstract (2) As a follow up to the article "From Discovery to Dissidence: Honduran Women's Conceptions and Claims of Human Rights", published in this journal in May 2010 (Vol. 11 #4), this paper examines forty-eight Honduran women's experiences...
Teaching Aberrance: Cinema as a Site for African Feminism
Abstract This article examines the influence of colonialist instructional cinema on modern African cinema production. The four films--Neria, Everyone's Child, Wend Kuuni, and Taafe Fanga--differ in national origin, thematic approaches, and cinematic...
Women and Post-Conflict Society in Sierra Leone
Abstract Gender inequality in Sierra Leone, after colonialism among the worst in Sub- Saharan Africa, has been heightened further by the civil war of 1992-2002--which was related in part to the struggle for control of "blood diamonds" but also to...
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