LSE Gender Institute. New Working Paper Series

LSE Gender Institute. New Working Paper Series is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences


No. 26, September

More Than Masculinity: Experiences of Male Migrant Nurses in London
AbstractThis project explores how the motivations and experiences of Filipino male migrant nurses in London are shaped by dominant discourses of migration in the Philippines. It aims to problematise perspectives of male nurses in Western literature by...
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No. 25, November

Five Notions of Haq: Exploring Vernacular Rights Cultures in South Asia
Five Notions of Haq: Exploring Vernacular Rights Cultures in Southern Asia1As India and Pakistan mark sixty years as postcolonial nations, an impressive feature of their uneven experiments with democracy is the confident and fluent employment of the...
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No. 24, March

Export-Processing Zones and Gendering the Resistance: "Women's Strike" in Antalya Free Zone in Turkey
Abbreviations:CDA: Critical Discourse AnalysisCLC: Canadian Labour CongressDTM: Devlet Ticaret Mustesarligi [Undersecretariat of the (Turkish) Prime Ministry for Foreign TradeEPZ: Expo it- Processing ZoneETUC: European Trade Union ConfederationFMC: Freneisus...
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No. 23, October

Globalisation, Governmentality and Failure through the Prism of Petén, Guatemala
AbstractIn this paper, I consider the analytical purchase of a focus on 'failure' for the analysis of globalising processes in Petén, Guatemala. I locate my interest in 'failure' at the point of intersection between theoretical reflection and ethnographic...
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No. 22, January

The Curious Question of Feminising Poverty in Costa Rica: The Importance of Gendered Subjectivities
ABSTRACTCosta Rica is one of the few countries in the Global South where there is apparently 'hard' evidence that poverty is 'feminising'. In particular there was a steep rise in the share of poor households headed by women in the 1990s which has not...
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No. 21, November

Gender, Cities, and the Millennium Development Goals in the Global South
ABSTRACTDespite a dedicated Millennium Development Goal for 'promoting gender equality and empowering women', and popular rhetoric around the fulfilment of MDG 3 as a prerequisite for achieving all other seven goals, there has been widespread criticism...
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No. 20, March

Tracing 'The Anorexic' and 'The Veiled Woman': Towards a Relational Approach
The solution is to be dragged into the binary opposition between East and West in which so many arguments are mired. However, the most powerful way to do this is to fearlessly examine the process of entanglementLila Abu-Lughod, 1998a:16The...
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No. 19, February

Children in Female-Headed Households: Interrogating the Concept of an 'Inter-Generational Transmission of Disadvantage' with Particular Reference to the Gambia, Philippines and Costa Rica
ABSTRACTGrounded in a popular stereotype that female-headed households are the 'poorest of the poor', it is often assumed that women and children suffer greater poverty than in households which conform with a more common (and idealised) male-headed arrangement....
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No. 18, March

Re-Visiting the 'Feminisation of Poverty' and the Undp Gender Indices: What Case for a Gendered Poverty Index?
ABSTRACTWomen's purportedly disproportionate and rising share of poverty - as encapsulated in the widely popularised term the 'feminisation of poverty' - has conferred unprecedented prominence upon gender in poverty analysis and policy. However, the...
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No. 17, October

The New Economy and Earnings Inequalities: Explaining Social, Spatial and Gender Divisions in the UK and London
Understandings of the new economy differ. Optimistic accounts focus on economic growth, technological progress, the increasing use of computing and information technologies, the expansion of knowledge goods, increasing opportunities, productivity, and...
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No. 16, September

Putting Gender on the Map
The LSE Gender Institute's First Fifteen YearsAcknowledgementsOur biggest debts of gratitude are to the Gender Institute's director, Diane Perrons, senior lecturer, Clare Hemmings, and department manager. Hazel Johnstone, for initiating this project...
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