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. 1, November

An International Perspective of Privatization and Women Workers
Abstract Authors provide a comparative international perspective of the relationship of privatization and women in the context of the work force. The methodology is a synthesis and critical evaluation of the impact of privatization on women from...
Domesticity Transformed
Abstract This project begins with an interest in the female space as active within the domestic sphere. It involves issues of place-making and hopes to understand both the processes leading to and consequences following the alteration and eventual...
Macro Promises of Microcredit-A Case of a Local eSusu in Rural Ghana
Abstract Microcredit's three big promises are one, to reduce poverty; two, to empower women; and three, to enhance family planning knowledge, attitudes and practices. Using a mixed-method approach, this study examines 204 women members and non-members...
Mainstreaming Gender in HIV/AIDS Programs: Ongoing Challenges and New Opportunities in Malawi
Abstract Numerous efforts are in place in Malawi to address the high rates of HIV/AIDS in the country. Furthermore, several successes in HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation (including free antiretroviral drugs to people living with AIDS) have been...
"Nowadays Who Wants Many Children?" Balancing Tradition and Modernity in Narratives Surrounding Contraception Use among Poorer Women in West Bengal, India
Abstract This paper investigates how poorer women in West Bengal, India balance the ideas of modernization and tradition in their choices to use birth control. Ideologically, Indian women have traditionally been placed within the context of the...
Planting the Seeds of Change: Im/migrant Life Writings
Abstract The subject of land, working it and owning it, is an inherent part of Chicano/a autobiography, as exemplified by the life writings of Elva Trevinio Hart. The term "im/migrant" connotes transition and mobility, crossing borders, shifting...
"'Starving Children in Africa': Who Cares?"
Abstract The current state of global poverty presents citizens in the Global North with a moral crisis: Do we care? In this essay, I examine two competing moral accounts of why those in the North should or should not give care (in the form of charity)...
Women's Role in the German Democratic Republic and the State's Policy toward Women
Abstract According to the theories of Marx, Engels, Bebel, and the political leaders of the GDR, the emancipation of women would be accomplished when the emancipation of the working class was realized. They further clarify the general view toward...
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