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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]
  • Full Issue June 2015

    • Authors: Patricia Melgar Alcantud
      Pages: 666 - 760
      PubDate: 2015-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2015)
  • Gender, Language, and Society: Saudi Female University Students’
           Perception of the Category of Professions

    • Authors: Ghsoon Reda, Amani Hamdan
      Pages: 666 - 689
      Abstract:  This study concerns itself with the prevalence of gender stereotypes and classification of professions in Saudi Arabia. A survey and follow-up interview were administered to 80 female university students to determine whether young Saudi females’ classification of professions carries evaluative connotations related to gender. The results show that the subjects associate higher status (or skilled) professions with males and lower status professions with females despite the following facts: (i) Saudi women work in almost all professions, due to the rule of gender segregation and (ii) the image of women as professionals forms part of the participants' knowledge about Islam in which women are not stereotyped. The research highlights how the social experience of gender stereotyping plays a more important role than any other kind of experience in the hierarchical organization of the category of professions. 

      PubDate: 2015-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2015)
  • Stereotypical Identities Discourse Analysis of Media Images of Women in

    • Authors: Rabia Ali, Saira Batool
      Pages: 690 - 717
      Abstract: Stereotypical portrayal of women through images and text in the media has been discussed and debated widely across the globe. The area remains relatively under published in the context of the third world especially Pakistan. To fill this gap this paper is an attempt to examine the role of the media in creating gender identities. Data for this study comes from selected English language newspaper namely “THE NEWS”. Discourse analysis of text and images - the most common way of producing and transmitting social meaning attached to social realities was employed to interpret of the data. The data reveals that the images and text produced through the media are biased, patriarchal and they reinforce male hegemony and control over women’s bodies and their minds. By doing this the media is strengthening the existing power structure of the Pakistani society. The images of women produced are those of victims of violence both domestic and public, sex objects, passive, dependent, weak and engaged in domestic roles. Consequently, standard images of feminity are idealized and normalized in the real world. Such practices act as barrier for women to escape traditional gender roles and expectations. The study argues that such images reinforce stereotypical roles and hence promote gender inequality instead of emancipation.
      PubDate: 2015-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2015)
  • Blame it on alcohol: ‘passing the buck’ on domestic violence
           and addiction

    • Authors: Nokuthula Mazibuko, Ikechukwu Umejesi
      Pages: 718 - 738
      Abstract: Domestic violence against women is a serious health and safety problem facing women around the world. Scholars of domestic violence have identified demographic factors such as age, number of children, family structure, unemployment, substance abuse, stress factors within the family, male partner’s educational attainment and poverty, as closely associated with domestic violence. While these factors have gained scholarly recognition, there is a dominant narrative among victims of domestic violence that “alcohol is responsible” for abusive relationships in Mamelodi, a black township near Pretoria, South Africa. Using the empirical data from Mamelodi, this article probes the narratives of female victims of domestic violence. The paper uses qualitative data in its analysis.
      PubDate: 2015-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2015)
  • Limerence Causing Conflict in Relationship Between Mother-in-Law and
           Daughter-in-Law : A Study on Unhappiness in Family Relations and Broken

    • Authors: Harasankar Adhikari
      Pages: 739 - 757
      Abstract: This paper examines the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship and its causes and consequence for future of family. For this study, twenty five each, mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law were interviewed and interacted to know the status of the above relationship. From this study, it revealed that their relationship was suffering from various causes. Among these, limerence ( an emotional state of being love) was the prime. The son(her husband) was the limerent object to whom her mother(-in-law) was attached from his birth and she did not like to shift it to her wife(daughter-in-law). This was the main reason of their conflict which was creating psychological and social problems in their family life. This same gender discrimination was the burden of peaceful living. In this global era, it would be overcome through adjustment and sharing of their place of limerence.
      PubDate: 2015-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2015)
  • Gender and Global Justice

    • Authors: Mar Joanpere
      Pages: 758 - 760
      PubDate: 2015-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 2 (2015)
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