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. 15, No. 1, January

Andrews, N., Khalema, N.E., Oriola, T., and Odoom, I (2013). Africa Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-Dimensional Discourses on 'Development'
Andrews, N., Khalema, N.E., Oriola, T., and Odoom, I (2013). Africa Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-dimensional Discourses on 'Development ' Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN(10):1-4438-4184-6 The book Africa: Yesterday, Today...
Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil
Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil. 2013. KeishaKhan Y. Perry. Minneapolis, USA: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-8324-6 The book examines the need for international solidarity with grassroots...
Educating and Mobilizing the New Voter: Interwar Handbooks and Female Citizenship in Great-Britain, 1918-1931
Introduction The women's movement of the interwar period in Britain was, until the mid-1990s, often presented as a declining movement, divided over its goals and the means to achieve them. (2) These views have since then been challenged by a number...
Housewives and the Sex Trade-A Desperate Strategy to Save the Household: A Study of Housewives of Industrial Workers
Introduction Women play diverse roles in the household, and financial management is a key responsibility. But the impact of a money economy and the capitalist economic system has gravely affected the household economy. In many ways, it has increased...
MacKenzie, M. H. (2012). Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security and Post Conflict Development
MacKenzie, M. H. (2012). Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, security and Post Conflict Development, New York: New York University Press. ISBN: 978-08147-6137-3; 2012; 174 pages; New York University Press; New York In "Female Soldiers in Sierra...
Pinched Lives and Stolen Dreams in Arab Feminist Short Stories
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves. Marianne Williamson Introduction Women in the vast Arab world have been writing fiction for the past half century. Since the second half of the twentieth century, the short story and...
Re-Inscribing the Indian Courtesan: A Genealogical Approach
The courtesan has been a key figure in the articulation of deep anxieties that have constituted the experience of an 'Indian' modernity. Produced through a complex entanglement of practices and re-significations of social meaning over the course of...
Rhetoric and Politics of the Female Body and Sex in Two Contemporary Chinese TV Drama Serials: The Place Where Dreams Start and Blow the North Wind
Introduction The discourse of body and sex has always been a taboo subject for Chinese women (Li 1994: 314). Chinese women's awakening in terms of distinguishing women's sensitivities started to emerge after the May Fourth movement, and examples...
Rossanne Kanhai, Bindi: Multifaceted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women
Rossanne Kanhai, Bindi: Multifaceted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women, Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2011, 250 pages, ISBN 9789766402389 The ten contributors to Bindi: Multifaceted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women impressively situate...
Stealing Women, Stealing Men: Co-Creating Cultures of Polygamy in a Pesantren Community in Eastern Indonesia
This article (2) examines the ways in which polygamy (3) is maintained in a Sasak pesantren (a traditional Islamic boarding school for the study of the Qur'an, Hadith and classical texts) in Lombok, eastern Indonesia. It explores how Muslim women resist,...
The Global Family Begins at Conception: Reconfiguring Feminist Theory to Include Intentionally Unmarried Heterosexual Women Who Choose Not to Become Pregnant
What is the Global Family? The global family begins at conception. Every person born into this world enters into a global society in which beliefs and ideas about the meaning of life and its purpose are shared, regardless of one's country of origin...
The 'New Woman', Gender Roles and Urban Modernism in Interwar Berlin and Shanghai
Background to the Status of Women in Interwar Berlin and Shanghai During the interwar period, urban modernism was linked to contending ideals of womanhood. Women's participation in a culture of leisure, consumption and body consciousness created...
The Palestinian Women's Movement versus Hamas: Attempting to Understand Women's Empowerment outside a Feminist Framework
Introduction In late spring of 2007, I travelled to the occupied Palestinian West Bank to conduct my Ph.D. fieldwork on female Islamists affiliated with Hamas. I took the opportunity also to attend conferences and meetings of the women whose writings...
Women and Information Technology: How Do Female Students of Education Perceive Information Technology, and What Is Their Approach toward It?
Introduction Information technologies, and the Internet in particular, have created a new area for social studies. The Internet is a social space which raises questions about the essence of gender and in which gender-based characteristics are expressed....
Women in American Energy: De-Feminizing Poverty in the Oil and Gas Industries
Traditionally, jobs in the energy industry have not been considered "women's work," as few women have been involved in the planning, building or operation of energy systems such as coal or uranium mines, refineries, oil and gas drilling sites or transmission...
Women's Political Participation in China: Improved or Not?
Introduction China has had a remarkable economic growth for three decades. It is currently probably the second largest economy in the world. Chinese women have been playing an important role in this flourishing economy; should we say now that the...
Work-Life Balance, Family-Friendly Policies and Quality of Work Life Issues: Studying Employers' Perspectives of Working Women in Oman
Introduction Family-Friendly Policies (FFPs) aim to help employees manage their family responsibilities (Albrecht, 2003). These policies create flexible work conditions and enable women to perform better on both domestic and work fronts (Subramaniam...
"You Keep Yourself Strong": A Discourse Analysis of African Women Asylum Seekers' Talk about Emotions
Introduction Background The current study investigates how asylum-seeking African women use their talk about emotion to reject a victim identity and to instead position themselves as having power and resilience. An asylum seeker is a person who...
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