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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]

    • Authors: Deniz Batum
      Pages: 962 - 985
      Abstract: The article discusses agency of second generation veiled Turkish-Dutch Muslim students by looking at the issue of handshake. Utilising the Bourdesian conceptual tool of habitus and its accompanying concepts, we present the ways in which handshaking works for our respondents. Subsequently, we show how both not-handshaking and handshaking can lead to strategic gains. While not-handshaking becomes a positive and valued feature of their cultural capital in interactions with pious Muslim men, following the handshaking norm in Dutch social interaction is widely practiced to gain benefits. Given how they act in adaptive ways, we show how women’s agency can be defined and accounted for in two ways; both through the paradigm of ‘doing religion’ (Avishai, 2008), as well as through the paradigm of agency as defined by liberal feminism.
      PubDate: 2016-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Full Issue June 2016

    • Authors: Patricia Melgar Alcantud
      Pages: 962 - 1071
      PubDate: 2016-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Becoming and Being a Woman: Meanings and Values of Labial Elongation for
           Zambians in Cape Town

    • Authors: Guillermo Martínez Pérez, Mwenya Mubanga, Concepción Tomás Aznar, Brigitte Bagnol
      Pages: 986 - 1013
      Abstract: Zambian women might doubt whether to stop or preserve labial elongation, which is a female genital modification instructed to the girl child as the first rite of passage into womanhood. We conducted a grounded theory research among Zambian men and women who had immigrated to Cape Town. Twenty women and seventeen men participated. Beliefs and perceptions around womanhood, gender roles and pleasure place elongation as a practice that is highly valued by Zambians in South Africa. Interventions to promote and improve women’s sexual health –such as capacity building of healthcare professionals and design of information, education and communication materials– can be informed by framing and documenting the implications for the Zambian migrant women’s sexual and social wellbeing of this practice.
      PubDate: 2016-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)

    • Authors: Alba Pons Rabasa
      Pages: 1014 - 1038
      Abstract: A partir de la aproximación etnográfica realizada en Barcelona entre el 2009 y el 2011 con un grupo de personas transexuales y de una revisión crítica de la psiquiatrización de lo trans este artículo pone a discusión algunos elementos clave para comprender los procesos de constitución de las subjetividades de género entendidas a la vez como procesos relacionales en los que se reproducen y resisten los discursos, prácticas y representaciones de la cultura de género hegemónica y como procesos reflexivo-corporales vinculados a la experiencia y su (auto)representación. La subjetividad y la corporalidad, en tanto que fenómenos sociales, culturales e históricos que no pueden ser estudiados de forma fragmentada, son analizadas dialógicamente con el objeto de diluir las fronteras tradicionales de la episteme moderno-occidental: cuerpo/mente y naturaleza/cultura como punto de fuga de las nociones esenciales en relación con el cuerpo y la identidad. Partiendo de ciertas premisas epistemológicas para el estudio de lo trans en concreto, y de la corporalidad y la subjetividad en general, este artículo aborda el diálogo continuo entre lo corporal y lo cultural a partir de “la experiencia de la vida real” (WPATH, 2001: 17), una metáfora de cómo nos constituimos los sujetos y cómo encarnamos el género.
      PubDate: 2016-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Gender: Biological Determinist Manifesto

    • Authors: Yusuke Kaneko
      Pages: 1039 - 1067
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is newly founding a standpoint called “biological determinism,” which Geddes & Thompson already suggested around the times of Darwin. We put it forth as an antithesis to current debates on gender. The current debates on gender are mostly part of the humanities. They have heated up debates, putting scientific viewpoints aside. But it is not desirable. So against that, we introduce the scientific viewpoints, arranging a timeline first (§§4-9). This chronology itself could be a breaking point of the humanities. With thick piled theories in science, their conventional debates would be reviewed critically.
      PubDate: 2016-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Women and Violence. The Agency of Victims and Perpetrators

    • Authors: Teresa Morlà Folch
      Pages: 1068 - 1071
      PubDate: 2016-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
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