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. 13, No. 3, July-August

A South African Perspective on the Clash between Culture and Human Rights, with Particular Reference to Gender-Related Cultural Practices and Traditions
South Africa is infamous for its history of disenfranchising most of its population under the dehumanizing policy of apartheid. A country of almost 50 million people, South Africa has a diverse array of languages, races, religions and ethnic communities,...
Between Global Fears and Local Bodies: Toward a Transnational Feminist Analysis of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) knows no borders. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have witnessed historically unprecedented levels of violence against non-combatants as well as a concomitant rise in international and local efforts...
Changing Aid Policies through a Gender Lens: An International Perspective and the Case of the Dutch Development Cooperation
Since the turn of the century changes in aid policies and modalities have been proposed with the aim to promote aid effectiveness. This article is a study on the ongoing reform processes within partner and donor countries as seen through a gender lens....
Chess Queen, Etta James (1938-2012)
Every now and then we find a truly great artist whose voice seems to speak directly to us in an uncanny way. In such circumstances, we feel we have finally found an artist who specifically speaks to us and who we can therefore claim as our own. I would...
Dilma Rousseff and the Challenge of Fighting Patriarchy through Political Representation in Brazil
Dilma Rousseff is the first woman elected head of state of Brazil. Although her election carries symbolism for Brazilian women, claims of women's emancipation through representation must be questioned through an analysis of the Brazilian patriarchal...
Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel
Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel 2010. Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh & Isis Nusair, eds. State University of New York Press, Albany. 264 pages. (Paperback). ISBN 978-1-4384-3270-0. The establishment of Israel in 1948...
Doing Science within a Culture of Machismo and Marianismo
Women have been joining the ranks of professional scientists in increasing numbers although international statistics indicate that women's participation varies substantially in different regions. Variation in rates of participation can be explained...
Economic Status, Education and Risky Sexual Behavior for Urban Botswana Women
This study investigated the relationship between economic status, education and risky sexual behavior for urban Botswana women. The data used are a nationally representative sample from the Botswana AIDS Impact Survey conducted in 2004. An un-weighted...
Imagined Subjects: Polygamy, Gender and Nation in Nia Dinata's Love for Share
In this paper, I explore polygamy in Nia Dinata's Indonesian film, Love for Share, and how it can be used as a key signifier to analyze the construction of gendered subjects, identities and relations in the phallocentric discourses of family and nation....
Luci Xi: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi
Luci Xi: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi Vu Trong Phung Translated, with an introduction, by Shaun Kingley Malarney University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, 2011, pp.176 Vu Trong Phung's Luci Xi: Prostitution and Venereal Disease...
"Neoliberalization" as Betrayal: State, Feminism, and a Women's Education Program in India
"Neoliberalization" as Betrayal: State, Feminism, and a Women's Education Program in India Shubhra Sharma, 2011, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 288 pp., US$85.00 (hardcover) Empowerment is one of the key concepts/techniques of feminism and feminists...
Occupational Health and Safety in Small Scale Mining: Focus on Women Workers in the Philippines
This study highlights women's participation in small scale mining, and their occupational safety and health conditions. Small scale mining is a significant source of income in many developing countries such as the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Bolivia,...
Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore: Making Future Citizens
Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore: Making Future citizens. By Pop Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series: Taylor & Francis Group. : London and New York ISBN: 978-0-415-67068-5 (hbk) ISBN: 978-0-203-14618-7...
Professional Men, Professional Women: The European Professions from the 19th Century until Today
Professional Men, Professional Women: The European Professions from the 19th Century until Today 2011. Maria Malatesta. SAGE Studies in International Sociology. 188 pages. Hardcover ($94.00). ISBN 978-1-84860-625-8 Maria Malatesta's Professional...
Reintegrating Self: Theorizing Women's Self-Transformations in Cross-Cultural Contexts
A grounded theory is developed to explore the processes of Chinese immigrant women's self-transformations in cross-cultural contexts. A series of psychological processes, 'integrating self,' 'fragmenting self,' and 'reintegrating self' are identified...
Unveiling the Veil Ban Dilemma: Turkey and Beyond
This article examines Turkey's veil ban policy, which has been in place since the 1980s. The dilemma is whether Muslim-veil bans impinge on the rights of expression and religion at both national and international levels or, whether states may legally...
"We All like to Think We've Saved Somebody:" Sex Trafficking in Literature
This essay considers the potential impact of sex trafficking narratives and their relationship to public perception and social change efforts. It fuses literary criticism and cultural analysis to discuss multiple genres of texts, including mainstream...
Why George Eliot Was Not a Political Activist
It is often thought that George Eliot's refusal to campaign actively for feminist goals indicates that she was no feminist. But there were several reasons that make the charge mute. She disliked dealing with practical matters, especially legislative...
'You'd Stand in Line to Buy Potato Peelings': German Women's Memories of World War II
How do U.S. women immigrants remember their experiences of World War II? In what ways do these women choose to transmit their memories to the next generation? These are the questions explored in this study. Women immigrants have been treated as...
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