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. 6, December

"A Key Area of Knowledge Delivered by Someone Knowledgeable": Feminist Expectations and Explorations of a One-Off Economics Lecture on Gender
Abstract This paper explores the action of attending a visiting academic's one-off lecture, whether in the lecture theatre or on the Internet, in order to gain knowledge from a recognised expert of an unfamiliar but relevant field of research. The...
Non-Binary Gender Concepts and the Evolving Legal Treatment of UK Transsexed Individuals: A Practical Consideration of the Possibilities of Butler
Abstract This essay seeks to bridge the gap between the UK legal system's treatment of transsexuals and post-structuralist gender theory. It argues that whilst the greater representation of transsexuals in UK legal discourse embodied in the Gender...
Quite Contrary: Mary Daly within and without Women's Studies
Abstract Recent scholarship in the historiography of feminism has sought to challenge certain received histories of the movement which seem likely to obscure the social, intellectual and political complexity of the past, and indeed of the present....
'The Rose of No Man's Land [?]': Femininity, Female Identity, and Women on the Western Front
Abstract This article provides an analysis of a range literary texts and memoirs written by, and about, women who served as nurses, VADs, and ambulance drivers on the Western Front. It explores how these texts represent "feminine" identity in relation...
'To Say the Same Thing in Different Words': Politics and Poetics in Late Victorian Translation from Modern Greek
Abstract Against a backdrop of Victorian academic gender politics, the woman warrior from War of Independence folk songs emerged in British women's writings. After a close reading of a translation by Elizabeth Edmonds, Modern Greek is reviewed as...
Understanding Antiwar Activism as a Gendering Activity: A Look at the U.S.'S Anti-Vietnam War Movement
Abstract Research into the gendered nature of war experiences has provided rich ways of understanding how gender constructs society and the nation. Scholarship on peace activism and gender has deepened our knowledge of women's roles within warring...
Winning and Short-Listed Entries from the 2011 Feminist and Women's Studies Association's Annual Student Essay Competition
In this special issue of the Journal of International Women's Studies (JIWS), the Feminist and Women's Studies Association UK & Ireland (FWSA) is delighted to present the winner and the shortlisted entries of its annual student essay competition....
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