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. 5, June

An Epidemiological Survey on the Presence of Toxic Chemicals in Soaps and Cosmetics Used by Adolescent Female Students from a Nigerian University
Abstract An epidemiological survey was conducted into the presence of toxic chemicals in soaps and cosmetics used by 200 adolescent female students between 17 and 26 years of age from a Nigerian university, The University of Benin, Benin City. Most...
Challenges and Coping Strategies of Women Food Crops Entrepreneurs in Fako Division, Cameroon
Abstract Ensuring food security today in Cameroon is a key but not an easy task for government. This is because the country is experiencing high rural exodus and urban growth rates. The result is a continual reduction of the agricultural labour...
Feminism, Feminist Scholarship, and Social Integration of Women: The Struggle for African-American Women
Abstract This paper focuses on the intellectual and scholarly basis of the struggle for social integration of African-American women into American society. Feminism is viewed as the broad context within which this struggle must be conceived, understood,...
Politics Of/and Backlash
Abstract Since the publication of Susan Faludi's book in 1991, the terms "backlash" and postfeminism" have come to be widely used in many feminist analyses to critique-and then usually dismiss--representations of both women and feminism throughout...
Self-Perception of Female Educational Administrators in Nigeria: Reflections on a Sociological Study
Abstract This study investigated the self-perception of female educational administrators in public post-primary schools in Edo State, Nigeria. It examined the appointment of public postprimary educational administrators, determined by qualifications...
Single Professional Women: A Global Phenomenon Challenges and Opportunities
Abstract This paper presents the globalization of elite single professional women (SPW) as the first new global sociological phenomenon of the twenty-first century. We trace the economic roots of the phenomenon and how female empowerment interacts...
Taking Her Name: On Queer Male "Woman-Identification" and Feminist Theory
For several years I've wanted to return to a naive but earnest essay--about the position of the "woman-identified male" in feminism--that constituted my final project for a Women's Studies course called Philosophical Perspectives of Women. The year...
The Shortfall of Female Mathematics Lecturers in Nigerian Universities: Strategies for Promotion and Retention of Prospective Female Mathematics Lecturers
Abstract Mathematics is the bedrock of national development. It is a subject without which a nation cannot move forward scientifically or technologically. It has been observed that the level of female participation in Mathematics studies in the...
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