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The Indian Caribbean: Migration And Identity In The Diaspora. By Lomarsh Roopnarine 2018, The University Press Of Mississippi, Jackson 163 Pages; 11 Photographs, Index Included, 65 Usd, Hardcover., Radica Mahase 2019 Bridgewater State University

The Indian Caribbean: Migration And Identity In The Diaspora. By Lomarsh Roopnarine 2018, The University Press Of Mississippi, Jackson 163 Pages; 11 Photographs, Index Included, 65 Usd, Hardcover., Radica Mahase

Journal of International Women's Studies

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Traveling Feminista: A Blog About Traveling As A Pakistani/American/Muslim/Feminist Scholar-Art-Ivist, Fawzia Afzal-Khan 2019 Bridgewater State University

Traveling Feminista: A Blog About Traveling As A Pakistani/American/Muslim/Feminist Scholar-Art-Ivist, Fawzia Afzal-Khan

Journal of International Women's Studies

At the heart of my blogging lies the desire to be a traveler moving through the world in a body marked as female, a woman whose evolving feminism can help heal herself and in so doing, inspire others to do the same. Journeying without and within, allows for the self to turn toward its other, to recognize the other in oneself; in so doing, one can learn to connect across the divides that threaten to engulf us, dissolving boundaries that keep us from loving our multiple selves.


Framed: The Door Swings Both Ways In The Lebanese Movie Caramel Directed By Nadine Labaki, Produced By Anne-Dominique Toussaint; Written By Nadine Lebaki, Rodney El Haddad, Jihad Hoiely. Sunnyland Films, Lebanon, May 2007. Running Time 96 Minutes., Luma Balaa 2019 Bridgewater State University

Framed: The Door Swings Both Ways In The Lebanese Movie Caramel Directed By Nadine Labaki, Produced By Anne-Dominique Toussaint; Written By Nadine Lebaki, Rodney El Haddad, Jihad Hoiely. Sunnyland Films, Lebanon, May 2007. Running Time 96 Minutes., Luma Balaa

Journal of International Women's Studies

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Iwona Kaliszewska And Maciej Falkowski. Veiled And Unveiled: In Chechnya And Daghestan. London: Oxford University Press, 2016. 179 Pp., (Hardbound), Jeanine Pfahlert 2019 Bridgewater State University

Iwona Kaliszewska And Maciej Falkowski. Veiled And Unveiled: In Chechnya And Daghestan. London: Oxford University Press, 2016. 179 Pp., (Hardbound), Jeanine Pfahlert

Journal of International Women's Studies

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Staying Alive: Women, Ecology And Development. Vandana Shiva. North Atlantic Books, 2016 (Reprint Edition), 244 Pages. Isbn 978-1-62317-051-6, Chittaranjan Subudhi, Keyoor K 2019 Bridgewater State University

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology And Development. Vandana Shiva. North Atlantic Books, 2016 (Reprint Edition), 244 Pages. Isbn 978-1-62317-051-6, Chittaranjan Subudhi, Keyoor K

Journal of International Women's Studies

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A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study Of Identity Status In Three Distinct Groups Of Women: Iranian, Lebanese, And Lebanese Residents In Iran, Fatima M. Paz, Kazem Rasoolzade Tabatabaee, Maryam Esmaeilinasab 2019 Bridgewater State University

A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study Of Identity Status In Three Distinct Groups Of Women: Iranian, Lebanese, And Lebanese Residents In Iran, Fatima M. Paz, Kazem Rasoolzade Tabatabaee, Maryam Esmaeilinasab

Journal of International Women's Studies

The present study compares identity statuses among three groups of women: Iranian, Lebanese and Lebanese immigrants in Iran. The age of the samples varies from 22 to 33 years old. Persian and Arabic versions of The Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status (EOM-EIS-2) were distributed to 39 Iranian women, 40 Lebanese women residing in their home country and 39 Lebanese immigrant women in Iran chosen by convenience sampling. The data was analyzed using inferential statistical models related to independent groups, ANOVA and Post-Hoc tests. The findings showed no significant differences in identity statuses between the groups, although one sub-scale (ideological ...


Gender-Based Violence And Its Associated Effects On Female Students: The Case Of Gozamin And Nigus T/Haimanot Secondary Schools In The East Gojjam Administrative Zone, Ethiopia, Zelalem Desalegne 2019 Bridgewater State University

Gender-Based Violence And Its Associated Effects On Female Students: The Case Of Gozamin And Nigus T/Haimanot Secondary Schools In The East Gojjam Administrative Zone, Ethiopia, Zelalem Desalegne

Journal of International Women's Studies

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most prevalent human rights violations without considering social, economic, age, ethnicity, religion and national boundaries, and which affects the health, dignity, security and autonomy of women. This study employed a cross sectional, mixed methods research design. The study was carried out in two secondary schools at Debre Markos town Amhara regional state, Ethiopia, an area in the country where GBV is widely prevalent. To take a representative sample, multistage sampling techniques were employed. The quantitative data was analyzed through descriptive statistics and the qualitative data analyzed through narrative analysis. 21.7% male and ...


Conceptualisation Of Honour Codes Amongst Turkish-Kurdish Mothers And Daughters Living In London, Ferya Tas-Cifci 2019 Bridgewater State University

Conceptualisation Of Honour Codes Amongst Turkish-Kurdish Mothers And Daughters Living In London, Ferya Tas-Cifci

Journal of International Women's Studies

The present study analyses how immigrant women transfer and preserve their traditional honour codes, and whether women from different generations (mothers and their daughters) adhere to the same codes. Focusing particularly on the Turkish-Kurdish community living in London , the study asks, ‘How traditional honour codes are conceptualised and transferred by the women of the Turkish-Kurdish community and whether mothers and daughters share the same opinion about them.’ In a traditional society it is considered to be mothers’ duty to ensure that their culture and traditions, and particularly honour codes, are transferred and taught to their children, especially to their daughters ...


Addressing Violence Against Women From Critical Feminist Perspectives: Challenging The Politicization Of Violence Against Women, Gwen Hunnicutt 2019 Bridgewater State University

Addressing Violence Against Women From Critical Feminist Perspectives: Challenging The Politicization Of Violence Against Women, Gwen Hunnicutt

Journal of International Women's Studies

A major accomplishment of women’s rights scholars and activists has been to make violence against women (VAW) visible. After decades of struggle, in a dramatic turn, VAW has become a highly politicized topic since the mid 1990’s, and even more so after 9/11. An unfortunate side-effect of the increased recognition of harm done to women is that the issue of VAW is sometimes co-opted by the state and used in service of their political projects. In this paper I present the political co-optation of VAW as one of the pressing challenges facing scholars who conduct research on ...


Performance Of Controlling Rape In India: Efficiency Estimates Across States, Shrabanti Maity 2019 Bridgewater State University

Performance Of Controlling Rape In India: Efficiency Estimates Across States, Shrabanti Maity

Journal of International Women's Studies

This paper addresses the performance of Indian states in controlling sexual assault or rapeon the basis of the data published bythe National Crime Record Bureau in Indiaon the rape or sexual assault control performances of 28 major Indian states. The relative efficiencies of the states are evaluated by applying stochastic frontier analysis on two decadal periods, ending in 2001 and 2011. Among the Indian states, although Kerala is recognised as the region where women are very progressive, our findings suggest that, unfortunately, the performance of the state in controlling sexual assault is not impressive. On the contrary, Gujaratseems to be ...


The Co-Existence Of Laws Regarding Domestic Violence Case Settlement: Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Ratih Lestarini, Herdis Herdiansyah, Tirtawening Tirtawening, Dianwidhi Michelle Pranoto 2019 Bridgewater State University

The Co-Existence Of Laws Regarding Domestic Violence Case Settlement: Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Ratih Lestarini, Herdis Herdiansyah, Tirtawening Tirtawening, Dianwidhi Michelle Pranoto

Journal of International Women's Studies

Domestic violence has long been an adversity, which many women have to endure and even accept, especially in places where patriarchy reigns. Unlike other forms of violence against women, domestic violence is particularly special because of its private and sensitive nature. In the island of Rote in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, domestic violence is a serious social and cultural issue. People in Rote continue to practice their customary laws despite formal state laws that offer better justice for victims, at least from the perspective of women’s rights and feminism. This article elaborates on customary laws used to settle domestic ...


History And/Through Oral Narratives: Relocating Women Of The 1971 War Of Bangladesh In Neelima Ibrahim’S A War Heroine, I Speak, Sanjib Kr Biswas, Priyanka Tripathi 2019 Bridgewater State University

History And/Through Oral Narratives: Relocating Women Of The 1971 War Of Bangladesh In Neelima Ibrahim’S A War Heroine, I Speak, Sanjib Kr Biswas, Priyanka Tripathi

Journal of International Women's Studies

In the postmodern era, one of the primary objectives of oral narratives is to tell the untold stories of history. Amidst the allegations that historical representation of war narratives, tend to be gendered and biased, these oral narratives of women offer not only a fresh perspective to the wars like the 1971 war of Bangladesh, the Sri Lankan Civil War (1983 – 2009) and the Kashmir Insurgency (1989 – present), but also become their own version of pain, suffering, prejudice, and plight. In that sense, they become the voice of the voiceless, giving the victims a chance to assert themselves, despite their ...


Not Accepting Abuse As The Norm: Local Forms Of Institutional Reform To Improve Reporting On Domestic Violence In Punjab, Maryam Tanwir, Shailaja Fennell, Hafsah Rehman Lak, Salman Sufi 2019 Bridgewater State University

Not Accepting Abuse As The Norm: Local Forms Of Institutional Reform To Improve Reporting On Domestic Violence In Punjab, Maryam Tanwir, Shailaja Fennell, Hafsah Rehman Lak, Salman Sufi

Journal of International Women's Studies

Gendered social norms are difficult to overcome, due to a lack of consensus among legal, religious, and social institutions on the direction that will result in new social norms. In the case of Pakistan, which ranks sixth on the list of the most dangerous countries for women, it is not possible to change gendered social norms regarding domestic violence by only focusing on legal reform since, in its social context, the act of domestic violence is not in itself regarded as a serious offence. This article explores reform in Punjab, where deeply entrenched legal structural obstacles and discriminatory gender norms ...


Public Feminism, Female Shame, And Sexual Violence In Modern Egypt, Jihan Zakarriya 2019 Bridgewater State University

Public Feminism, Female Shame, And Sexual Violence In Modern Egypt, Jihan Zakarriya

Journal of International Women's Studies

This paper examines the interconnections between public sexual violence, female shame, and public feminism in modern Egypt. It connects aspects of public sexual violence against women generally and politicized sexual violence in 21st-century Egypt in particular, arguing that successive political regimes in Egypt produce and maintain a spatial culture of humiliation and inferiorization as a political tool of silencing, and oppressing women and opposition. This culture of humiliation and inferiorization is premised upon media-oriented female shame ideas that relate and condemn female sexuality and public participation, establishing the public space as militarized, dangerous and exclusive. This paper attempts to assess ...


Community Radio, Women And Family Development Issues In South Africa: An Experiential Study, Choja Oduaran, Okorie Nelson 2019 Bridgewater State University

Community Radio, Women And Family Development Issues In South Africa: An Experiential Study, Choja Oduaran, Okorie Nelson

Journal of International Women's Studies

In South Africa, community radio outlets have adopted the use of indigenous languages to address local issues affecting women and familydevelopment. This study examined how community radio give attention to the perspectives of women on family development issues in South Africa. Furthermore, this study examined the types and direction of radio frames, in the area of indigenous language usage and community radio broadcasting. This study was anchored in framing theory to understand how community radio promotes women’s rights and family development issues. The method adopted for this study was content analysis, which examined the manifest content of radio messages ...


Prosecuting Violence Against Women In South African Courts: A Reflection Of The Legal Culture From An Afrocentric Perspective, Ramadimetja S. Mogale, Solina Richter 2019 Bridgewater State University

Prosecuting Violence Against Women In South African Courts: A Reflection Of The Legal Culture From An Afrocentric Perspective, Ramadimetja S. Mogale, Solina Richter

Journal of International Women's Studies

Introduction: The first author participated in a course related to critical feminist schools of thought while pursuing her doctoral program. Engaging with a scholarly community of feminist researchers, she gained multi-layered understandings and deeper insights on ways of knowing through the perspectives of the critical feminist schools of thought in the feminist movement. Unlike other feminist schools of thought, Afrocentric feminism is about the pluralism that captures the dynamism and fluidity of different cultural imperatives, historical forces and localized realities in the lives of African women. This feminist methodology assisted the author’s ability to link the ‘word to the ...


Two Tier Development: Women In Africa, Masreka Khan, Hayriye Atik 2019 Bridgewater State University

Two Tier Development: Women In Africa, Masreka Khan, Hayriye Atik

Journal of International Women's Studies

In this article, we identify African countries with a similar development level based on selected women’s development indicators. To assess the development levels, we used the following indicators: i) economic participation and opportunity, ii) leadership, iii) educational attainment, iv) health and survival, v) rights and norms related indicators, vi) childbearing, vii) childcare, and viii) political empowerment. The methodologies applied in this study include principal components analysis and cluster analysis. We test two hypotheses concerning the relative development of women throughout the continent of Africa. The first hypothesis tests that whether African countries could be divided into core and periphery ...


Women Of The South Coast Of Java In Politics And Rural Development, Sofa Marwah 2019 Bridgewater State University

Women Of The South Coast Of Java In Politics And Rural Development, Sofa Marwah

Journal of International Women's Studies

The discussion of women and politics in Indonesia has been mostly confined to the national and regional levels since a law requiring a minimum of 30% female candidates in legislative elections took effect. There are, however, only a few studies of women and politics at the village level, examining women’s contributions to village development. This study aims to explain the gap between the lack of representation of coastal women in rural politics and the extensive contributions of women to rural economic development. This is a qualitative study that involves informants in village administration, women managing business groups, an empowerment ...


Media Empowers Brave Girls To Be Global Activists, Gayle Kimball 2019 Bridgewater State University

Media Empowers Brave Girls To Be Global Activists, Gayle Kimball

Journal of International Women's Studies

A surprising way to silence young women globally, in addition to overly protective families, is by scholars of youth studies and development professionals. Ageism against youth is rarely discussed, so this article reveals this academic bias that ignores or discounts youth voices—especially young women. However, in the safe space of their bedrooms, the Internet and the cell phone enable young women to express their voices, even to organize uprisings. They can get around family restrictions and desires to protect them by speaking publicly from a private space. Some media provide empowering images for young women activists and informative networks ...


Gender Is A Human Rights Issue: The Case Of Women’S Entrepreneurship Development In The Small And Medium Enterprise Sector Of Bangladesh, Chowdhury Dilruba Shoma 2019 Bridgewater State University

Gender Is A Human Rights Issue: The Case Of Women’S Entrepreneurship Development In The Small And Medium Enterprise Sector Of Bangladesh, Chowdhury Dilruba Shoma

Journal of International Women's Studies

This article explores the significant gender gap that currently exists in regard to power relations in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector in Bangladesh. Particularly, the focus is on the discrepancy between the economic and social opportunities available to women as compared to men. The problem is treated in the context of the research theme “gender is a human rights issue”. It is argued that this gender gap impacts negatively not just on women but also on the performance of the national economy as a whole. Taking a broad international comparative approach informed by a liberal-feminist perspective (articulated most ...


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