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Journal Cover   GÉNEROS - Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-3613
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Chinese proverbs: How are women and men represented?

    • Authors: Jackie F. K. Lee
      Pages: 559 - 585
      Abstract: Chinese proverbs, a mode of language that children encounter in their early stage of learning, are important tools with which to instil values and transform the social order. Any biases hidden in them may affect children’s self-images and their perceptions of others. The present study examines the images of men and women represented in Chinese proverbs as found in a dictionary published in Hong Kong. Despite the absence of the under-representation of women, gender inequality is evident in the stereotypical depiction of women, who are described as dependent on and submissive to men, and who are valued for their physical charm, chastity, domestic roles and ability to bear sons to continue the family line. For men, on the other hand, values are placed on their talents, friendship building and such personal attributes as bravery, modesty and kindness. Men’s fondness for women is neutrally or positively portrayed as unrestrained or romantic, reflecting the sexual objectification of women. Male supremacy is also evident in the common use of masculine generic constructions and male-firstness in Chinese proverbs.
      PubDate: 2015-02-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Full Issue 4(1) 2015

    • Authors: Maria Angeles Serrano Alfonso
      Pages: 559 - 665
      PubDate: 2015-02-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Cuerpos Femeninos/ Territorios Feminizados: Las consecuencias de la
           Conquista en las mujeres mapuce en Neuquén

    • Authors: Suyai Malen Garcia Gualda
      Pages: 586 - 611
      Abstract: La innegable presencia indígena en la provincia de Neuquén, región norte de la Patagonia Argentina, se ha traducido en una vasta producción académica sobre el tema, sin embargo las mujeres mapuce[i] han sido invisibilizadas de manera sistemática. Incluso, muchas veces, los estudios de género han pecado de eurocéntricos por no haber explicitado en sus análisis la vinculación existente entre diversas dimensiones que atraviesan y configuran la realidad de estas otras subalternas. A nuestro entender la situación de opresión a la que se ven, desde hace siglos, sometidas las mujeres no-blancas responde a los intercruces entre género, etnia y clase, como así al colonialismo y patriarcado fundantes del Estado-Nación. Por lo dicho, en el presente artículo nos proponemos reflexionar en torno a ciertas omisiones de la academia, echando luz sobre estas otras historias poco contadas desde la ciencia política y los estudios de género locales. Para ello, haremos uso de información obtenida de nuestro trabajo de campo en comunidades (lofce) Mapuce. De esta manera, nos proponemos reflexionar sobre las consecuencias que trajeron la Conquista y posterior colonización sobre el ordenamiento social tradicional y cómo esto ha impactado en la realidad actual de las mujeres indígenas.  
      [i] En el presente documento se utiliza el término “mapuce” (sin h intermedia e igual en plural y singular) según el grafemario Ragileo. 
      PubDate: 2015-02-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • The Leadership Preferences of Women Leaders Working in Higher Education

    • Authors: Claude Helene Mayer, Sabie Surtee
      Pages: 612 - 636
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the emic concepts and self-perceptions of leadership of women working in South African Higher Education institutions (HEIs). The study uses a phenomenological-hermeneutical research approach and qualitative methods to analyse twenty-three semi-structured interviews and data from observations in organizations.Findings show that women in HEIs in South Africa prefer associating leadership with certain characteristics which correspond to their core values of human existence. These core values are seen to influence the actions of women in leadership positions in HEIs. Based on their self-perceptions, women leaders use mindfulness which is characterized by various self-competencies, defined attitudes, spirituality at work and certain management practices. However, women leaders also feel that their mindful practices seem to be misunderstood in a highly competitive HEI environment in South Africa.
      PubDate: 2015-02-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Women Transcending “Boundaries” in Indigenous Peacebuilding in
           Kenya’s Sotik/Borabu Border Conflict

    • Authors: Mokua Ombati
      Pages: 637 - 661
      Abstract: Opinion and understanding on the consequences of violent conflict on women, and the importance of their participation in peacebuilding processes is varied. What exactly are women’s roles in violent conflict transformation and peacebuilding? What can be done to enhance women's role and contribution to peacebuilding processes? This study addresses these and other questions concerning women’s experiences of and responses to violent conflict. Drawing from the human needs approach, the study explores grassroots women’s engagement of peacebuilding through the promotion of social capital as both a public and private good. The study explores how, women have (re)discovered, (re)formulated, (re)framed and (re)adapted their traditional gender roles for peacebuilding, empowerment and development. The adopted indigenous conflict resolution approaches, knowledge and citizen peacekeeping are playing a prominent role in reappraising and building sustainable peace. Individually and collectively, women contribute to peacebuilding in many ways; though their contributions are often neglected because they take avant-garde forms, occur outside formal peace processes or are considered extensions of women’s existing gender roles. The study is based on an ethnographic case study of Kenya’s Sotik/Borabu cross-border conflict.
      PubDate: 2015-02-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Adrienne Mayor (2014): The Amazons. Lives and Legends of Warrior Women
           across the Ancient World. Princeton, Oxford: Princeton University Press.

    • Authors: Sara Casamayor Mancisidor
      Pages: 662 - 664
      PubDate: 2015-02-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
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    • Authors: Maria Ángeles Serrano Alfonso
      First page: 665
      PubDate: 2015-02-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
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