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Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... Human trafficking was first viewed as a problem of forced prostitution in the early twentieth century. However, it did not garner a lot of attention until the late 1980s. At that time, feminists from around the world began to critique violence against women. This chapter traces the history of...
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By Jennifer Suchland
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union there was increased attention to the issue of human trafficking. In particular, there was a rise in political concern for postsocialist women who were trafficked to Europe and the United States. This chapter analyzes how these new victims of trafficking were viewed and...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-055
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... decade, culminating in the march on Pretoria in 1956. Preamble: We, the women of South Africa, wives and mothers, working women and housewives, African, Indians, European and Coloured, hereby declare our aim of striving for the removal of all laws, regulations, conven- tions and customs that...
Published: 13 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394815-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which had been danced in assemblies by the English gentry. In these country dances (amply displayed in recent dramatizations of Jane Austen novels), men and women dancing as a couple faced one another and lined up in longways sets for as many as will...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-039
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... radically different. The Act of Union provided for a sovereign, bicameral legislature. The constitution excluded virtually all black South Africans as well as all women from voting. White women received the franchise in 1930 (the last of the settler societies of the Com- monwealth) at precisely the...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379010-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7901-0
... as well as women working in, and immigrating from, the neocolonized world. From roughly I850 to World War II, Asian immigration was the site for the eruptions and resolutions of the contradictions between the national econ- Work, Immigration, Gender 159 omy and the political state, and, from World...
Published: 19 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384830-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8483-0
... nationalism at the inception of independent nationhood. For example, recent feminist researches on Partition reveal how fraught the problem of abducted Hindu and Muslim women became to the self-representation of the new Indian and Pakistani nations (Das 1995; Menon and Bhasin 1998). The status of women index...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012283-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1228-3
... the early 1990s. The first section will trace the how the United Nations initially attempted to address vio lence against women, first through amendments to the 1979 Con- vention for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (cedaW) and later, in December 1993, through the adoption of the...
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012658-022
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
...The Cave Lorraine O Grady on Black Women Film Directors (1992) Written during a tentative breakthrough year for black film directors, this piece, which appeared in Artforum, was a search for answers to the question of why so few black women were being included in the celebration. The article...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012283-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1228-3
... Network on Comfort Women (Yosong Net) in Tokyo and the Group Considering the Korean Mili- tary Comfort Women Issue in Osaka.2 In February 1992 the Korean Council first raised the issue at the United Nations. 4 Introduction This recharged attention to Japa nese military comfort stations coincided with an...
Published: 19 March 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8483-0
..., the airhostess who had rescued Ameena and subsequently petitioned for custody of her. Women s groups quickly entered the fray. The national press kept up the pressure with feature articles and background stories. Primarily and most obviously a discourse of nationalism and na- tionalist identity, the...
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007036-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0703-6
... Native rights to gender justice, particularly for women of color. She contends that the spiritual lie of white evangelical- ism is white dominion and explains the theological basis of her work: In the United States, a ruling class has been established; along with it an as- sumed underclass. We see...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012283-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1228-3
... of the United Nations De cade for Women Conference in Mexico City in June. Then, in March 1976, a portion of the essay was read out loud as a Witness Testimonial at the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women in Brussels and later included in the published proceedings. In 1977 another...
Published: 26 June 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007340-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0734-0
..., heightened her feminist sensibilities.15 Kéita was elected the first female deputy to the national assembly in the new Republic of Mali, where she worked with others to reform the marital code.16 The national women s organization, Commission Sociale des Femmes, for which Aoua Kéita and another woman, Mariam...
Published: 19 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384830-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8483-0
..., the position of women. The news story of the hysterectomies was itself a brief one, but the debate in the press over its pros and cons, along with feature articles on various aspects of the issue, continued to appear for several weeks. On 4 February 1994, eleven women inmates of a home for the...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021230-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0
... one of the only women granted permission to preach in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and, in 1836 was the first black woman in the United States to write and publish an autobiography. Zilpha Elaw was born in Pennsylvania in 1790. She received angelic visitation in 1825 and went first to...
Published: 19 March 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8483-0
... Indian states and displayed other positive indices of the high status of women for a long time. (See table 1 for sex ratios in India and the states.) In the past decade, however, female feticide following sex- detection technologies such as amniocentesis and ultrasound tests has become a large-scale...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Workers International Relief, celebrating International Women's Day, commemorating the Gastonia strike, and trouping off to Coney Island for May Day dances, Graham performed at a number of Broadway houses: the Guild Theatre on West 52nd Street, the Little Theatre on West 44th Street, Maxine...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012221-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1222-1
... policy reforms that emerged in the context of the West s geo- economic onslaught against the Third World s vocal 1960s/1970s stance for a new international order, respon- sive United Nations system, and end to unfair trade conditions and prejudicial commodity pricing. On the heels of oil shocks and an...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-050
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... protest the extension of pass laws to women. Disagreements within the resistance movements abounded, ranging from tactics, the role of whites in alliance with the anc, to the very definition of the “struggle.” Was it a fight for civil rights, for national liberation, or against class oppres...