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Emoção que fecunda e potencializa a razão: gênero nas pesquisas educacionais; Emotion that fecundates and turns reason into potential: gender on educational researches.

Neves, Samantha Freitas Stockler das
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 11/04/2008 PT
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Na atuação feminista, em debates com militantes e gestoras de políticas com vivência acadêmica, percebi o desenvolvimento de um raciocínio que me incomodava: a transposição de certos modos de pensar as mulheres e o gênero construídos no campo do trabalho, cidadania e políticas públicas para a educação. Dessas ponderações, desdobraram-se duas grandes questões: 1) Como a categoria gênero vem sendo utilizada nas pesquisas em educação?, 2) Que categorias vêm sendo (re)criadas nesse encontro entre os estudos de gênero e os estudos em educação? Para tanto, propus-me a estudar as teses de doutorado a respeito das relações de gênero e educação produzidas no Brasil no período 1994-2004, tendo realizado o levantamento das teses na base Capes e nos sites dos acervos e bibliotecas das universidades cadastradas na Capes com doutorado em educação. Após operar com alguns recortes, decidi estudar apenas os trabalhos que se propunham a uma revisão ou recriação de categorias explicativas do campo da educação à luz do gênero, em um total de dez teses. Retomando uma longa trajetória de reflexão da Sociologia da Educação, busquei destacar dos estudos de gênero em educação a compreensão da realidade educacional brasileira como uma realidade social específica...

Teorias e políticas de gênero : fragmentos históricos e desafios atuais; Teorías y políticas de género : fragmentos históricos y desafíos actuales; Gender theory and politics : historical fragments and current challenges

Meyer, Dagmar Elisabeth Estermann
Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Publicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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Abordo, aqui, teorizações e políticas contemporâneas de gênero focalizando tensões que permeiam essas teorizações. Retomo, brevemente, aspectos históricos que permitem compreender a introdução do conceito de gênero no campo dos Estudos Feministas e discuto desdobramentos teóricos e políticos decorrentes de sua utilização. Apresento alguns resultados de investigações que problematizam posições de sujeito mulher e, especialmente, de sujeito mãe, em discursos que atravessam políticas e programas atuais de educação e saúde. Finalizo sugerindo que estudos que articulam gênero, saúde e educação, nessa perspectiva, contribuem para compreender e delimitar redes de poder que se colocam em movimento com determinados conhecimentos, ênfases educativas, instrumentos de diagnóstico e modos de assistir e educar mulheres, homens e crianças, nesses campos, na atualidade.; Abordo teorizaciones y políticas contemporáneas de género para focar las tensiones entremezcladas en ellas. Retomo, con brevedad, aspectos históricos que permiten comprender la introducción del concepto de género en el campo de los Estudios Feministas y discuto los desdoblamientos teóricos y políticos que recurren de su uso. Presento algunos resultados de investigaciones que problematizan posiciones de sujeto mujer...

Gender and feminisms: theoretical-epistemological considerations and methodological impacts

Perucchi,Juliana; Toneli,Maria Juracy Filgueiras; Adrião,Karla Galvão
Fonte: Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Publicador: Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2013 EN
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The present article analyzes how the relationship between theory and politics takes place in the Brazilian feminist field and how this articulation gains strength in academia, setting up a critical position that is characteristic as a theoretical and methodological perspective. Among its fundamental axes, there are the theoretical-epistemological and methodological concerns, as it is understood that it is not possible to perform feminist science, except from an engaged, politically committed position. Thus, the concept of gender and its impacts on the theoretical and political fields problematizes and analyzes the methodological implications in this context of scientific research. Such analyses enable the deduction that the feminist debate is not separate from that of the scientific field in general, concerning the statute of science and the ways of generating knowledge, as also presented in the field of Social Psychology.

Quota design and the political representation of women from indigenous and tribal groups

HUGHES, Melanie M.
Fonte: Instituto Universitário Europeu Publicador: Instituto Universitário Europeu
Tipo: Trabalho em Andamento Formato: application/pdf; digital
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Quotas in politics are almost always designed to advance the legislative representation of a single group, for example, women or indigenous peoples. Even in countries with quotas aimed at more than one group, policies are almost always structured differently and implemented separately. By addressing inequalities by gender and indigeneity in piecemeal, indigenous women may be at particularly high risk of continued political marginalization. In this paper, I investigate the ways that quotas targeting women and indigenous groups – in particular, the use of single or dual policies – shapes the legislative representation of indigenous women. I also consider the politics of “nested quotas” that specifically address within-group diversity. I focus, in particular, on the case of Jordan, which adopted a nested quota for Bedouin women in 2012. Overall, I find scant evidence of the political empowerment of women from indigenous tribal groups – even in countries explicitly promoting their political representation.

Onde está o Wally? (In)visibilidades sobre mulheres e política nas práticas de receção jornalística; Where’s Wally? (In)visibilities about women and politics in journalistic reception practices

Santos, Anabela Moreira; Cabecinhas, Rosa; Cerqueira, Carla Preciosa Braga
Fonte: OberCom Publicador: OberCom
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2015 POR
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Este artigo analisa o modo como os públicos jovens compreendem, interpretam e se posicionam em relação às representações mediáticas de mulheres que desempenham cargos políticos. Com base na análise do material que resultou da realização de grupos focais, este artigo mostra que a existência de assimetrias de género nos média informativos não é considerada pelos públicos (jovens) como uma questão relevante. A maioria das/os participantes adotou posicionamentos tranquilizadores relativamente à representação qualitativa de mulheres que exercem cargos políticos, tendo revelado a falta de consciência crítica sobre as consequências da manutenção de relações de poder desiguais no contexto mediático. Além disso, procurando explicar as causas subjacentes aos paradigmas representacionais identificados, as/os participantes raramente questionaram os fatores económicos, socioculturais e políticos que influem na produção noticiosa. Enformado por uma perspetiva feminista, este estudo sublinha, assim, a necessidade de promover a literacia crítica mediática juntos dos públicos com vista à desconstrução de assunções de género hegemónicas, bem como de se refletir sobre os eventuais impactos das representações mediáticas ao nível da (re)configuração do espaço político/público.; This paper examines the way in which young audiences understand...

Política de atención a la Salud del hombre en Brasil y los retos de su implantación: una revisión integrativa; Política de Atenção à Saúde do Homem no Brasil e os desafios da sua implantação: uma revisão integrativa; The Politics of Health Care of the Man in Brazil and the challenges of its implementation: an integrative review

Da Silva Nogueira, Patrick Leonardo; Maciel Moreira, Mauro; Carfesan Saiberth, Carolina; Santos, Silas; De Souza Ribeiro, Jacqueline
Fonte: Murcia: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia Publicador: Murcia: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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Este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar los retos para la implementación de la Política Nacional de Atención Integral a la salud humana. Se trata de una revisión integradora que consistió en buscar las bases de datos LILACS, SciELO y BDENF en el período comprendido entre 2000 y 2012. De los resultados encontrados, inicialmente 3.738 artículos presentaban los descriptores Salud del hombre, Género y Salud y Atención Primaria distribuidos en las bases de datos mencionadas. Después de observar la intersección de los descriptores citados, los artículos que presentan la información en contexto que responda a la pregunta de investigación de este estudio se seleccionaron quince (15) artículos de formar parte de esta revisión integradora. Por lo tanto, examinar lo que los hombres buscan en un centro de salud, y a partir de este análisis plantear acciones con el fin de satisfacer las demandas de salud de la población masculina, son medidas que se pueden tomar a través de la reestructuración de las Unidades Básicas de Salud y del trabajo de los profesionales que atienden a los varones.; RESUMO Este estudo objetiva identificar quais os desafios para a implantação da Política Nacional de Atenção Integral à saúde do homem. Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa constituída de busca nas bases de dados LILACS...

Ladies-in-Waiting: Art, Sex and Politics at the Early Georgian Court

Weichel, ERIC
Fonte: Quens University Publicador: Quens University
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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This thesis discusses the cultural contributions – artistic patronage, art theory, art satire - of four Ladies-in-Waiting employed at the early eighteenth-century century British court: Mary, Countess Cowper; Charlotte Clayton, Baroness Sundon; Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk; and Mary Hervey, Baroness Hervey of Ickworth. Through a close reading of archival manuscripts, published correspondences and art historical treatises, I explore the cultural milieu, historical legacy and historiographic reception of these individuals. I argue that their writing reveals fresh insight on the switch from Baroque to Rococo modes of portraiture in Britain, as it does critical attitudes to sex, religion and politics among aristocratic women. Through the use of satire, these courtiers comment on extramarital affairs, rape, homosexuality and divorce among their peer group. They also show an interest in issues of feminist education, literature, political and religious patronage, and contemporary news events, which they reference through allusions to painting, architecture, sculpture, engravings, ceramics, textiles and book illustrations. Many of the artists patronized by the court in this period were foreign-born, peripatetic, and stylistically unusual. Partly due to the transnational nature of these artist’s careers...

The Politics of Abortion in Canada After Morgentaler: Women’s Rights as Citizenship Rights

Johnstone, RACHAEL
Fonte: Quens University Publicador: Quens University
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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This dissertation explores the regulation of abortion in Canada following the landmark R v Morgentaler decision (1988), which struck down Canada’s existing abortion law, causing the procedure’s subsequent reclassification as a healthcare issue. The resulting fragility of abortion rights is still evident in the varying provincial regulations governing the nature of access to the procedure. While access has been accepted as the new terrain of abortion rights, research into this area to date has taken a largely national focus, surveying provincial barriers and compiling lists of potential motivations for differences in service. This dissertation builds on this work through the use of specific case studies of provinces representative of a spectrum of access in Canada – New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec. Through the use of original interview data, these cases are compared and contrasted on previously enumerated grounds believed to have an influence on the treatment of abortion. By isolating the impact of specific processes responsible for the regulation of abortion, through research into its treatment in politics, law, medicine, and public discourse, this study endeavours to offer a more nuanced explanation for varying levels of provincial access to abortion services. Ultimately it finds that a province’s social climate...

Homohegemony and the Other: Canada and Jamaica

Jackson, KYLE
Fonte: Quens University Publicador: Quens University
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Existing scholarship on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer/questioning) rights, regulation, “homonationalism,” and citizenship fails to consider lesbian and gay inclusion as a hegemonic state ideology. This dissertation addresses this lacuna, with particular attention to Canada and Jamaica. It considers the political implications of near legal equality for gays and lesbians in Canada, not merely in terms of the entrenchment of a regime of sexual citizenship rights culminating in same-sex marriage, but, relatedly, in terms of significant popular consent to the notion of gays and lesbians as equal and included citizens. It theorizes and critically demonstrates “homohegemony,” an ideology of relative inclusion of gay and lesbian citizenship in the national imaginary, in which the state extends selective citizenship rights to the gay and lesbian minority in a benevolent liberal fashion. However, these rights are premised on moments of illiberalism both within and outside the Canadian nation-state. Drawing on a neo-Gramscian understanding of hegemony, these illiberal exclusions may also be seen to characterize homohegemony, ideologically and materially. Once homosexual inclusion in the national imaginary becomes hegemonic...

Gênero e política no noticiário das revistas semanais brasileiras : ausências e estereótipos; Gender and politics in Brazilian news magazines : absences and stereotypes

Tokarski, Flávia Millena Biroli
Fonte: Universidade de Brasília Publicador: Universidade de Brasília
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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O artigo analisa as relações entre gênero e política no noticiário das revistas semanais brasileiras Veja, Época e Carta Capital, em 2006 e 2007. Os dados permitem constatar a presença reduzida de mulheres no noticiário e a existência de estereótipos de gênero que remetem a compreensões do papel da mulher nas sociedades e de sua competência para atuar na vida pública. Por meio da análise das mulheres políticas que tiveram maior visibilidade no período analisado – Heloisa Helena, Marta Suplicy e Dilma Rousseff –, discute representações de feminilidade e de masculinidade, do privado e do público, que atribuem sentidos à presença diferenciada de homens e mulheres na política e na mídia. _______________________________________________________________________________ ABSTRACT; The present article analyses the relationship between gender and politics in Brazilian weekly news magazines Veja, Época e Carta Capital, in 2006 and 2007. Data allows a discussion about the scant presence of women in news magazines and the presence of gender stereotypes that refer to understandings of women's role and their competence to act in public life. Analysing women who had most visibility within the chronological limits of the research – Heloisa Helena...

Os desafios da representação: poéticas e políticas de leitura descolonial; Representational Challenges: De-Colonial Readings Poetics And Politics

Schmidt, Simone Pereira
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 24/12/2013 POR
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Tomando como ponto de partida a contribuição dos estudos pós-coloniais para a crítica feminista contemporânea, este artigo pretende examinar como se articulam aspectos de gênero e raça na representação da experiência de mulheres em dois romances: Becos da memória, da escritora brasileira Conceição Evaristo e O alegre canto da perdiz, da moçambicana Paulina Chiziane. Através dessa breve leitura comparativa, o texto assinala sua opção por uma crítica descolonial, no âmbito dos sistemas culturais atravessados pela herança do colonialismo português. ; Based on the contribution of postcolonial studies for contemporary feminist critique, this paper intends to discuss gender and race representations of women’s experience in two novels: the Brazilian writer Conceição Evaristo’s Becos da memória, and O alegre canto da perdiz, from the Mozambican writer Paulina Chiziane. Through this brief comparative reading, this article underscores its option for a decolonial critique, situated within cultural systems crossed by the heritage of Portuguese colonialism.

Informatic Opacity: Biometric Facial Recognition and the Aesthetics and Politics of Defacement

Blas, Zachary Marshall
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Dissertação
Publicado em //2014
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Confronting the rapidly increasing, worldwide reliance on biometric technologies to surveil, manage, and police human beings, my dissertation Informatic Opacity: Biometric Facial Recognition and the Aesthetics and Politics of Defacement charts a series of queer, feminist, and anti-racist concepts and artworks that favor opacity as a means of political struggle against surveillance and capture technologies in the 21st century. Utilizing biometric facial recognition as a paradigmatic example, I argue that today's surveillance requires persons to be informatically visible in order to control them, and such visibility relies upon the production of technical standardizations of identification to operate globally, which most vehemently impact non- normative, minoritarian populations. Thus, as biometric technologies turn exposures of the face into sites of governance, activists and artists strive to make the face biometrically illegible and refuse the political recognition biometrics promises through acts of masking, escape, and imperceptibility. Although I specifically describe tactics of making the face unrecognizable as "defacement," I broadly theorize refusals to visually cohere to digital surveillance and capture technologies' gaze as "informatic opacity...

Pictures That Satisfy: Modernist Discourses and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Nation in the Art of Irma Stern (1894-1966)

Walker, LaNitra Michele
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Dissertação Formato: 152119708 bytes; application/pdf
Publicado em //2009 EN_US
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This dissertation examines South African artist Irma Stern’s contributions to modernism in South Africa and to modernism as a global movement. It analyzes how Stern’s interactions with South Africans, combined with her early artistic training in Germany and her cultural connections to the South African Jewish community, helped her to bring critical issues of race, gender, and nation into focus through her work. This study goes beyond the work of previous scholars who have suggested that Stern was uninterested in social or political causes, arguing that Stern was acutely aware of how social and political themes contributed to modernism’s development in Europe. Moreover, this study concludes that Stern employed similar strategies to develop a South African modernism. Although she often spoke pejoratively about nonwhite South Africans, she was cognizant of the fact that the act of painting nonwhites made significant artistic and political statements.

Because Stern is virtually unknown in the United States, this study will do the following: 1) Introduce Stern to an American audience by discussing her work from the beginning of her artistic training in Germany in 1913 to her death in 1966; 2) Reconnect Stern to the larger global debates about modernism in the twentieth century; 3) Analyze Stern’s works that have received little or no attention in previous scholarship; and 4) Discuss the long-term influence that Stern’s work had in shaping the direction of South African art before...

Religião, política e cultura; Religion, politics and culture

Burity, Joanildo A.
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ; ; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/11/2008 POR
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Este artigo se propõe a ser uma metareflexão sobre a construção de uma interrogação quanto ao vínculo entre religião e política na contemporaneidade. O que vemos entre religião e política na contemporaneidade? Como nos posicionamos - para ver e em face de que vemos? Que lugar é esse do/no qual vemos? Essas questões são formuladas ao longo do texto, a partir do que seria o cenário perceptível das relações entre religião e política: a) no plano da cultura e do cotidiano, da esfera pública e da política, os atores religiosos se movimentam e trazem a público sua linguagem, ethos, demandas, nas mais diversas direções; b) isso ora contribui para caracterizar formas pluralistas e dialógicas, ora aponta para o estreitamento dos canais de comunicação e para a escalada da violência e da intolerância; c) articulando ou deixando-se cruzar por questões de identificação nacional/étnica/racial/de gênero/de classe/etária e reivindicações políticas, tais processos geram "reconhecimentos", "valorizações" e "diálogos" entre atores laicos e religiosos. O cenário suscita reposicionamentos temáticos e teóricos dos cientistas sociais, que são identificados e discutidos no texto.; This article is offered as a meta-reflection on the links between religion and politics in the contemporary world. What do we see? How do we position ourselves - both in order to see and in response to what we see? What is this place in/from which we see? These questions are posed over the course of the text...

Biopolitics, gender and international organizations: market for women’s rights; Biopolítica, gênero e organismos internacionais: mercado dos direitos das mulheres

Lemos, Flávia Cristina Silveira; Profa. adjunta IV de Psicologia social/UFPA.; Cruz, Franco Farias da; Doutorando em Psicologia/UFPA.; Reis Junior, Leandro Passarinho; Professor Dr. em Educação/UFPA.; Sampaio, Válber; Mestrando em Psicologia/UFPA.; Cr
Fonte: Eduff Publicador: Eduff
Tipo: ; Estudos Históricos; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 26/11/2015 PT
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This article aims to analyze governance practices of women by UNESCO and UNICEF from the historical and documentary perspective. Makes up a critique of instrumentality of the rights of same by the neoliberal management and wonders whether the present entrepreneurship proposed by these organizations. It is also analyzed how these bodies governing bodies of women through family relationships, marital and for the education of children. Finally, are problematized the links between gender actions, the crossing of a biological rationality of gender and the empowerments of women in politics to mediate conflicts in the community on behalf of the security.; Este artigo tem o objetivo de analisar práticas de governo das mulheres pela UNESCO e UNICEF a partir da perspectiva histórica e documental. Efetua-se uma crítica à instrumentalidade dos direitos das mesmas pelo gerenciamento neoliberal. Interroga-se a vertente do empreendedorismo proposto por estes organismos e também é analisado como estes órgãos regulam os corpos de mulheres pelas relações familiares, pela conjugalidade e pela educação dos filhos. Por fim, são problematizadas as articulações entre ações sexistas, o atravessamento de uma racionalidade biológica de gênero e o empoderamentos das mulheres na política para mediar conflitos na comunidade...

Book review: Gender, violence and popular culture: telling stories

Gouseti, Ioanna
Fonte: London School of Economics and Political Science Publicador: London School of Economics and Political Science
Tipo: Website; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 12/03/2013 EN; EN
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This book approaches the interrelation of popular representations of gender and violence and global politics by focusing on the narrative of television shows like Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The West Wing. Ioanna Gouseti finds this is a theoretically sophisticated and enjoyable book that motivates its readers to think critically, even when they’re ‘only’ watching television.

Book review: The Oxford handbook of gender and politics

Miller, Emma
Fonte: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science Publicador: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Tipo: Website; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 18/09/2013 EN; EN
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"The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics." Georgina Waylen, Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola, and Laurel Weldon (eds.) Oxford University Press. April 2013. --- As a field of scholarship, gender and politics has exploded over the last fifty years and is now global, institutionalized, and ever expanding. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics seeks to bring to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics and shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies. Emma Miller finds that an impressively broad range of subjects are covered.

Practicing gender: gender and development policy in South African organisations

Mannell, Jeneviève
Fonte: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis Publicador: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis
Tipo: Thesis; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em /07/2012 EN
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This is a thesis about the relationship between gender policy and practice in South Africa, and its effects. Gender is a concept widely used in development policy, but little attention has been paid to precisely how development agents use gender policy in their practice. As a result, we know little about the significance or meanings practitioners attribute to gender policy, or how development actors adapt, transform or manipulate gender policy in their everyday work. Gaps in knowledge about how gender policy is put into practice in specific contexts have led to gaps in knowledge about what effects gender policy has on the politics of gender. This brings about two aims for this study: (1) to map the relationship between gender and development policy and practice in South Africa, and (2) to explore the effects of gender policy on gender politics. Following a multisite approach, this study looks at gender policy as a collection of ‘contested narratives’ (Shore & Wright 1997) about gender. The findings point to a conflict between three different policy frames being drawn on by policy actors as they try to assert their own understanding of gender, define the ‘problem’ that exists and the policies that are needed to solve it. This conflict may diminish the potential for a collective social movement for gender issues in South Africa. However...

Intimacy, technoscience and the city: regulating "prostitution" in Dakar, 1946-2010

Poleykett, Branwyn
Fonte: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis Publicador: London School of Economics and Political Science Thesis
Tipo: Thesis; NonPeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em //2012 EN
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Senegal is one of the very few former French colonies that explicitly pursued the sanitary regulation of prostitution after independence; in Senegal, the legal status of sex work turns on a distinction between registered “avowed” prostitutes, and non-registered, unofficial prostitutes – the clandestines. Based on fifteen months ethnographic study in two clinics this thesis traces the changes that have taken place in the regulation of commercial intimacy in Dakar following the integration of an experimental regime at the state clinic and the creation of the identity “clandestine” by non-governmental organizations. Despite the enormous changes that have taken place over the course of the twentieth century, colonial sanitary regulation remains a governing “biopolitical paradigm” (Epstein, 2007), leaving its traces in the therapeutic, experimental, and affective lives of the clinics. In this thesis I examine how racial, gender, and class difference is produced in regulation through (1) the racial politics of colonial policy; (2) enactments of social and individual bodies at the Enda mobile clinic; (3) how difference is written into the onto-epistemologies of molecular biology; (4) how attempts to understand and accommodate difference are attempted through bioethics and the material effects of ethical practice. I do this by paying close attention to the ethnomethods of the professionals I study and to the local historical geographies of clinical practice. Throughout this thesis I think about the feminist biopolitics that might be capable of responding to and theorizing the surprising social life of the clinics.

'A proper woman, in the African tradition': The construction of gender and nationalism in Wangari Maathai's autobiography Unbowed

Ebila,Florence
Fonte: Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Publicador: Tydskrif vir Letterkunde
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2015 EN
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This article discusses how Wangari Maathai's life experiences narrated in her autobiography Unbowed offers an opportunity for discussing the contradictions surrounding the perception, place and identity of women in African politics. Against the backdrop of gendered nationalism which glorifies the role and place of women in the construction of nations, the article presents a different reality of how some male leaders of postcolonial nation states like the Kenyan example, silences the voices of women politicians by urging them to behave like 'proper women'. Maathai's autobiography demonstrates that the social construction of womanhood in African politics is influenced by socio-cultural and patriarchal ideologies that construct the ideal African woman as the docile one, the one who does not question male authority. Maathai's autobiography becomes a lens that can be used to view and question the social construction of womanhood versus manhood and the influence on gender power relations on women's participation in the politics of the postcolonial nation states in Africa.