Magazine article Resources for Gender and Women's Studies: A Feminist Review

Periodical Notes

Magazine article Resources for Gender and Women's Studies: A Feminist Review

Periodical Notes

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JOURNAL OF GAY & LESBIAN ISSUES IN EDUCATION (JGLED) 2003- . Publ.: Harrington Park Press. Ed.: James T. Sears (Univ. of South Carolina). 4/yr. ISSN: 1541-0889 (print); 1541-0870 (electronic). Subscription: in.U.S., $45.00 (individuals); $90.00 (institutions); $250.00 (libraries & subscription agencies); in Canada, add 35% plus GST & provincial tax; elsewhere, add 45%. Back volumes: add 40% to subscription rate. The Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904. (Issue examined: prepublication galley of v.1, no.1, 2003)

The newest journal from Harrington Park/Haworth Press, JGLED wants to bring together disparate "voices and discourses." In the premier issue, editor James Sears writes, "For too long practitioners, policy makers, and scholars have inhabited different worlds, spoke[n] in unrelated tongues, and read dissimilar journals. JGLED seeks to bridge these divides while committing itself to multicultural and international coverage." The internationalism is evident in this very issue in the inclusion of four chapters, translated for the first time, from a book on sexuality issues in Japanese schools.

Also in volume 1, number 1: "The Angel's Playground: Same-Sex Desires of Physical Education Teachers" (Heather Sykes); "Serving the Needs of Transgendered College Students" (Brett Beemyn); "It's Elementary in Appalachia: Helping Prospective Teachers and Their Students Understand Sexuality and Gender" (Patti Capel Swartz); and feature sections titled "Exemplary Programs, Projects, Policies, and Classroom Practices" and "Net Nanny Untangles the Web" ("devised as an antidote to those who seek to sanitise the web and censor discussion of all things queer in educational settings").

SCHOLAR & FEMINIST (S&F) ONLINE 2003--. Eds.: Janet Jakobsen & Deborah Siegel. Publ.: Barnard Center for Research on Women, 101 Barnard Hall, Barnard College, Columbia University, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027; phone: (212) 854-2067; fax: (212) 854-8294; email:; website: Free; online only. Frequency: unclear (masthead indicates biannual, but also states, "New issues...are published three times a year"; currently posted are three, all dated "Winter 2003," numbered 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3).

A "journal of feminist theories and womens movements," S&F Online "provides public access to the Barnard Center for Research on Women's most innovative programming by providing written transcripts, audio and visual recordings, and links to relevant intellectual and social action networks. The journal builds on these programs by publishing related scholarship and other applicable resources. A forum for scholars, activists, and artists whose work articulates the ever-evolving role of feminism in struggles for social justice, S&F Online brings you the latest in cutting-edge theory and practice."

Issue 1.1, themed "Writing Towards Hope: Literature, Art, & the Struggle for Human Rights" and based on a Fall 2000 symposium at Barnard College, contains poetry, essays, and a guest editorial by Chilean poet/activist Marjorie Agosin. Issue 1.2, "Margaret Mead's Legacy: Continuing Conversations," came out of the April 2001 Virginia C. Gildersleeve conference and includes a welcome from Barnard College President Judith Shapiro. Issue 1.3, based on a forum held at Barnard in January 2001, is titled "Changing Focus: Family Photography and American Jewish Identity."


AFRICAN STUDIES QUARTERLY v.6, nos.1 & 2: "Gender and Soil Fertility in Africa." Guest eds.: Christina H. Gladwin, Lin Cassidy, & Parakh N. Hoon. ISSN: 1093-2658. Published by the Center for African Studies, University of Florida; online only: (home page for journal); (this issue).

Partial contents: "Gender and Soil Fertility in Uganda: A Comparison of Soil Fertility Indicators on Women's and Men's Agricultural Plots" (Peter Nkedi-Kizza, Jacob Aniku, Kafui Awuma, & Christina H. …

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