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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]
  • Once a Criminal Always a Criminal? A 15-Year Analysis of Recidivism
           Among Female Prisoners in Massachusetts

    • Authors: Mary Ellen Mastrorilli, Maureen Norton-Hawk, Nicole Usher
      Abstract: The study of prisoner recidivism has long captured the interest of criminal justice researchers. Recidivism studies attempt to answer a variety of questions ranging from what are the characteristics of those who reoffend, what factors predict offender recidivism, and how long does a recidivist remain in the community before finding themselves in conflict with the law again. Unlike many studies that examine recidivism over a relatively short term – three to five years, this study investigates recidivism over a 15-year period among a group of female offenders released from a Massachusetts prison in 1995. Findings point to three propositions moving forward. First, correctional programming geared specifically toward youthful offenders might be necessary to promote desistance over the life course. Second, offender monitoring and accountability up to 36 months after release from incarceration may reduce the risk of re-offending. Third, studies with a follow-up period of ten years would be a valuable addition to the recidivism literature to advance our understanding of chronic offending among women.
      PubDate: 2015-10-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • Portrait of A Revolutionary: Naglaa–“The Lion of the

    • Authors: Sherine Hafez
      Abstract: This essay examines the (re)production of the discourses of dispossession that frame women’s issues in the Arab, Middle East and Muslim majority world. Taking the case of revolutionary women in the Arab Uprisings as an example, the author traces the constructs of dehistoricization, disempowerment and western centric logic that underlies media coverage reports about women’s participation in public protest. The essay produces a counter narrative to the dominant coverage of the western driven media by offering an account by an Egyptian revolutionary woman, Naglaa whose lived experience encourages us to rethink how discourse reproduces the grand narrative of western postcolonialist discourse.
      PubDate: 2015-10-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • Full Issue 4(3) 2015

    • Authors: Patricia Melgar Alcantud
      PubDate: 2015-10-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • El nuevo ideal del amor en adolescentes digitales. El control obsesivo
           dentro y fuera del mundo digital

    • PubDate: 2015-10-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • Contribuciones de la mujer gitana a la ciencia, a las políticas y a
           la mejora social

    • Authors: Tania Garcia
      Abstract: The triple exclusion suffered by many Romaní women inEurope(on grounds of gender, ethnicity and, in many cases, low academic level) did not impede that they become today the engine for the transformation to improve their people’s life conditions. This article is based on a documental review on the impact of communicative methodology of research on public policies addressed to the Romani people and also on the improvement of their life conditions. Our analysis focuses specially on the role of Romani women throughout the whole process, in which they have been protagonists and end users at the same. Their communities and society as a whole also took benefit of Romani women’s contributions.
      PubDate: 2015-10-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
  • The H2 Visa process in the catfish industry

    • Authors: Kirsten Dellinger
      Abstract: This article builds on global ethnography, transnational feminist sociology, and gendered organizations to examine the processes and practices required to obtain H2 visas, temporary work permits for non-U.S. citizens seeking employment in agriculture and non-agricultural sectors. The article is based on ethnographic observation at a U.S. Consulate in Mexico with a focus on observing the process experienced by a group of Mexican workers seeking H2-A Visas to work on a catfish farm in Mississippi. I argue that by more carefully examining the roles and perspectives of the catfish farm manager  and  a U.S. Consulate Director in the process of obtaining the H2-A visas, we can move beyond “globalization from above” or “globalization from below” perspectives to a more nuanced understanding of what transnationalism looks like from the middle.  In addition, by applying a gendered organizations framework to understanding the H2 visa process at an interactional level, I demonstrate how the definition of the “good worker” is gendered.
      PubDate: 2015-10-25
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 3 (2015)
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