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Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... This chapter examines the evolution of the women’s rights agenda in the un. There is significant attention paid to the un Decade for the Advancement of Women (1975–1985) and the un Beijing World Conference on Women (1995) because of their significance to the movement against “violence...
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... This chapter examines the evolution of the women’s rights agenda in the un. There is significant attention paid to the un Decade for the Advancement of Women (1975–1985) and the un Beijing World Conference on Women (1995) because of their significance to the movement against “violence against...
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: 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: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012283-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1228-3
... not want the network to be based in the north, but no organ- izations in the south could shoulder the financial and infrastructural burden of coordinating it. 9 Inequalities and mistrust between women disabused the dream of a common issue. In 1986 the uN Division for the Advancement of Women convened...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012283-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1228-3
... nized mass rapes of women in the former Yugo slavia in the spring and summer of 1992 spurred the uN Security Council to establish a Commission of Experts to call for an investiga- tion. In December 1992 the Security Council declared that massive, or ga nized and systematic detention and rape of women...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012283-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1228-3
... Asian tribunals, which were conducted by the Western allies, led by the United States. The Allies were well aware of the magnitude of the Japa nese use of comfort women through- out Asia, and in 1948, thirteen Japa nese soldiers were punished (three were executed) by the Batavia Court for mobilizing...
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007180-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0718-0
... photography, for instance, reflects an un- derstanding of women s photography as the opposite of men s photography. DISIDENTIFICATIONS 45 The assumption that underwrites this formulation is that without men s pho- tography, the works of women photographers cannot be rendered intelligible. The queer studies...
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: 26 June 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007340-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0734-0
... first in the public sector as the director of an école supérieure after receiving an advanced degree in social services.31 Promo-femme grew out of and was sup- ported by the Association for Women s Education and Community Support (AffAc), of which Bagayoko was also the president.32 The organization s...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012221-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1222-1
... programs, the so- called voluntary surgical sterilizations primarily affected Indigenous women in rural areas those already dispropor- tionately burdened by poverty, a sustained trajectory of po liti cal corruption that jeopardized rural social programs more than urban counter parts, and the vio lence...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393221-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9322-1
... asking for objective evidence of witchcraft to explain the burning at the stake of substantial numbers of women in early modern Europe. It takes the view that well, there must have been something there to motivate this kind of behavior when no such assumption is warranted. History is full of examples...
Published: 18 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388135-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8813-5
... gay community Even women are sometimes spoken of as a community. But there is a serious question of what community means in any of these expressions. Often people have in the back of their minds a rather romantic idea of the old ethnic communities in our larger eastern cities, where recent...
Published: 25 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012450-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1245-0
... sweetness the beautiful of taste. 8 Yet by dint of its link to the colonial sugar plantation, sweetness was also a fleshy, ungov- ernable soul. General attitudes held that sweetness, the flavor most beauti- ful for civilized gourmands, was irresistible for white women and people of color, whose irrational...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012207-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1220-7
...- equality that result in the continued underrepresentation of women of all races and ethnicities and minorities of all genders in the academy. As an example, I examine institutional diversity efforts that push to increase the numbers of peo- ple from underrepresented groups yet fail because they do not...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005322-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0532-2
...In late 1974 O Estado de São Paulo observed that the largest remaining con- cern in the future flood area has been solved. Under a headline of [The] Landless Will Be Compensated, the article reported that Itaipu would pay 50 percent of the land value to those without property deeds.1 For the...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004554-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0455-4
... the twenty- four volumes of The Extensive History of Colombia for instance, women and the popular classes.9 In 1967, the National Academy of History defined culture as high art made by men, omitting all female artists.10 This omission was all the more glaring at a time that women were dominating...
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...
Published: 24 July 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1223-8
... intelligibility for understanding forms as diverse as that of the Beguines in medieval towns of the twelfth to fifteenth centuries, Chinese marriage- resisters who organized women s strikes in silk mills during the Cultural Revolution, suffragettes, Emily Dickinson, Sappho, and others. It remains an important...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007043-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0704-3
..., beginning in 2008 the cost of staple foods rose dramati- cally, forcing many families to skip meals (Ulimwengu et al. 2009), rates of unemployment among urban youth are still quite high, particularly for women (Broussard and Tekleselassie 2012), and high levels of inflation have made life very difficult for...