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. 19, No. 1, January

Bengali Art House Cinema, Women's Subjectivity, and History: Satyajit Ray's Use of Silence in Charulata (1964) and Devi (1960)
Introduction "Are you made of clay? Then why don't you speak?" -Uma, Devi (Ray, 1960) The director Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) uses silence and sparse dialogue to make complex statements to viewers of his films; these messages interact with feminist...
English Women at Home during the Second World War: Anderson Shelters as Domestic Spaces
Introduction This article examines English women's personal correspondence to assess women's resilience as evidenced in their writings about their private Anderson shelters. (2) There is a paucity of attention to women's experiences within their...
'Freedom in Her Mind': Women's Prison Zines and Feminist Writing in the 1970s
Introduction TO ALL THE WOMEN BEFORE, TO ALL THE WOMEN AFTER, FROM THE WOMEN NOW. - 'Dedication', no title at all is better than a title like that! (California Institution for Women, 1974, p.14) Confinement, prejudice, and social alienation...
Honour and Dignity: Trauma Recovery and International Law in the Issue of the Comfort Women of South Korea
Introduction The on-going issue of the so-called 'comfort women' (2) of South Korea and the continued dialogue surrounding the traumatic period in World War II, during which Japan's military and governmental authorities detained up to 200,000 young...
New Writings in Feminist and Women's Studies Winning and Short-Listed Entries from the 2017 Feminist and Women's Studies Association's Annual Student Essay Competition
Looking to the Future: Hope and Optimism in Feminist and Women's Studies Scholarship The Feminist and Women's Studies Association UK and Ireland (FWSA) is delighted to present this special issue of Journal of International Women's Studies (JIWS)...
Reconceptualising Foreign Policy as Gendered, Sexualised and Racialised: Towards a Postcolonial Feminist Foreign Policy (Analysis)
Introduction: Recasting Foreign Policy (Analysis) In October 2014, Sweden became the first state to publically adopt an explicitly feminist foreign policy. This sparked a number of timely studies, workshops, and conferences exploring the possibility...
Sexual Subjectivities within Neoliberalism: Can Queer and Crip Engagements Offer an Alternative Praxis?
Introduction By understanding the body as a site of oppression, it may also be conceived as a site of resistance. This article explores how Foucauldian notions of governmentality have regulated the non-normative body, and have sought to manage and...
The Merits and Limits of a Gendered Epistemology: Muslim Women and the Politics of Knowledge Production
Introduction My project is not to entertain readers with one more exotic tale or shock them with another astounding revelation about womanhood in a faraway place. All I wish to do is communicate another mode of being female. But this is more easily...
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