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. 2, January 15

A Space of Their Own: Arab Women Artists in Israel: Identity of a 'Double-Minority'
Introduction The last decade has brought many Arab women artists to the front of the Israeli art scene (Abu-Shakra, 2015b, 37). This phenomenon--reflected in the number of art exhibitions, scholarships, and publications, is mostly fascinating in...
Dimensions of Couples' Decision-Making at Home: The Ghanian Experience
Introduction Decision-making is a process with several stages: It may involve negotiation and re-negotiation to arrive eventually at a final decision. More often than not, women are found in the subservient position and may not be the final decision...
Ezidi Women's Forced Migration to Germany
Introduction The Islamic movement (IS) in Iraq employs the strategic use of religious discourse and institutions to promote views and actions that are absolutist and intolerant, anti-human and anti-women's rights, and, at their root, fundamentally...
Feminist Voice in the Works of Indonesian Early Woman Writers: Reading Novels and Short Stories by Suwarsih Djojopuspito
Introduction Autobiography makes trouble: it is difficult to define as a distinct genre, and the borderline between fact and fiction, the personal and the social, the popular and the academic, the everyday and the literary. (Cosslett, Lury, &...
Lost in Translation: The Male Gaze and the (In)visible Bodies of Muslim Women-A Response Article
Introduction One of the major implications of patriarchy has been its control of feminine corporeality. The male gaze shapes both women's bodies and their subjectivities through a plethora of practices and relations that span different historical,...
Maroon Indigenous Women Circle, Jamaica: Historical Recurrences from Indigenous Women's Perspectives
Historical Recurrences As indigenous women we want to firmly defend that history is revisited with similar events from time to time: Why? Because history is first and foremost daily experiences, which, after a period of time became history. So goes...
Marxist Feminism Meets Postcolonial Feminism in Organizational Theorizing: Issues, Implications and Responses
Introduction Organization theory is made-up of a multiplicity of largely incommensurable theoretical frameworks and schools of thoughts that help analyze, understand and explain the way organizations work and how people work and live and within...
Of Struggles, Truces and Persistence: Everyday Experiences of Women Engineers in Sri Lanka
Introduction "Don't measure the quantity of what she has achieved in her career measure the insides of her and how much she suffered to become a professional" (Pushpa, Engineer, Road Development Agency [RDA]). Much discussion in recent years has...
Persistence and Resistance of Harmful Traditional Practices (HTPs) Perpetuated against Girls in Africa and Asia
Introduction The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN General Assembly, 1948; 1989 respectively) define traditional or cultural practices considered 'harmful' as those that hold negative consequences...
Queer Motherhood: Challenging Heteronormative Rules beyond the Assimilationist/Radical Binary
Introduction In Spain, same sex marriage and adoption were legalized in 2005 and in 2006 a new Law of Assisted Reproduction stated for the first time that every woman could have access to those techniques regardless of their marital status and sexual...
Sexual Violence and the Limits of Laws' Powers to Alter Behaviour: The Case of South Africa
Introduction Sexual violence is an epidemic that is commonly viewed as a violation of basic human rights (Shepard 8), but persists through time, changes in economies and changes in governments (United Nations General Assembly 2). It is a global...
Study of Gender as Social Practice and Tokenism in an Indian IT Company
Introduction The Indian IT Industry and women In the 1990s globalization made deep inroads on the Indian scene. This development set off market liberalization and the emergence of Information Technology (IT) sector in the country (Bhattacharyya...
The Challenges of Women Leaders of Business Organizations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in Balancing Work-Family Responsibilities
Introduction Work and family are important aspects of adult lives (Frone, Russell, & Cooper, 1992; Zhang & Liu, 2011). Work-family balance is a wide-ranging concept that is defined in various ways by various researchers. The term work-life...
Women Confronting Death: War Widows' Experiences in the South Caucasus
Introduction Becoming a widow is completely contingent and leads to major changes in a woman's life. In many parts of the world, widows become victims of their circumstances due to structural inequalities and patriarchal gender norms (Sahoo 2014,...
Women in Turkey in the Context of Being Deprived of Capabilities and Feasibilities
Introduction One of the most significant developments in the welfare economy and ethics philosophy during the last 25 years is that the non-welfarist approaches to welfare economy has been included within the social selection and welfare theories...
Women Nationalists in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Ghana and Zimbabwe: Case Studies of Charwe Nehanda Nyakasikana and Yaa Asentewaa
Introduction Nation, nationality, and nationalism have all proved to be difficult to define and analyze. Nationalism has been deployed in a variety of ways including; the process of nation building, a sense of national consciousness or sentiment,...
Young Women's Civic Awareness and Public Engagement: A Challenge in a Bahraini Context
Introduction Towards the end of the 20th century, there was a rise in the use of gender-neutral language in the world. Women wanted to be valued, respected, recognized and be able to voice their own concerns within the public domain. Women's struggle...
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