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Gender Roles and Women's Status: What They Mean to Hausa Muslim Women in Northern Nigeria

Elisha P. Renne

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Compares characteristics associated with women's status commonly used in demographic surveys with women's status, matsayi mace, as it is defined by a group of Hausa Moslem women in the northern ... More


Engaging With Sen on Gender Relations: Cooperative Conflicts, False Perceptions And Relative Capabilities †

Bina Agarwal

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter engages with three aspects of Amartya Sen's writings, applying, contesting, or extending his ideas to throw light on intra-family gender relations. First, it applies his ... More


Gender and Development: Women's Rights, State, and Society

Nadia Ramsis Farah

in Egypt's Political Economy: Power Relations in Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162176
eISBN:
9781617970337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162176.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter discusses the interrelationships between women's status and development. The classical approach asserts that higher economic growth rates tend to improve the status of women. A new ... More


Before, During, and After Conflict: The Connections for Women

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn

in On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195396645
eISBN:
9780199918416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396645.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Rhetorical reference to the situations of women before armed conflict are abound, but there has been little detailed analysis of how women’s prewar status and experiences relate to their conflict ... More


Delphine and its Aftermath

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

While denying the charge of political involvement through fiction, Staël now decides to smuggle in a critique of prevailing orthodoxies under the skirts of a novel. Delphine, which praises certain ... More


The Wasting Heroine in German Fiction by Women 1770-1914

Anna Richards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267545
eISBN:
9780191708398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267545.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This study of German fiction by women 1770-1914 adds a new dimension to existing debates on the association of women and illness in literature. Drawing on a number of primary medical sources, it ... More


The Age and its Women

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter offers an overview of nineteenth century Bengali society, and the prevailing condition of women, both Hindu and Muslim. Dual standards of morality—a differential code of behaviour ... More


Status of Women

Susan Mapp

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0038
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the status of women in education, law, health, and employment. The research findings of multiple international organizations support the fact that the empowerment of women is ... More


Conclusion

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents an evaluation of Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Sarala and Rokeya were both greatly concerned with women’s issues, but they saw questions of gender ... More


Breaking the cycle for women through equality not difference

Martina Feilzer and Kate Williams

in Women and Criminal Justice: From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447319306
eISBN:
9781447319320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319306.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Over the past decade a consensus has been emerging amongst policy makers, reform groups, voluntary agencies and academics that women offenders should be treated differently by the criminal justice ... More


Masculinity’s Others: Women, Nuns, and Trans Women

Ward Keeler

in The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824865948
eISBN:
9780824876944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865948.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Men’s superior status within Burmese society places women, nuns, and trans women in positions of subordinate status. Debate about women’s “relatively high standing” in Burmese society is best ... More


A Woman Warrior or a Forgotten Concubine? Verbal Construction of a Feminist Politician in Taiwan

Sai-hua Kuo

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099128
eISBN:
9789882206847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes the conflict management and verbal construction of Annette Lu Hsiu-lien, the first female vice president of Taiwan and concludes that although the roles and status of women in ... More


Women’s Movements in Transnational Spaces

Mina Roces

in Women's Movements and the Filipina: 1986-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834999
eISBN:
9780824871581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834999.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the transnational nature of the women's movements. “Transnational” here is referred to as the movement of ideas about women's status and rights across national borders, as ... More


Conclusion: rethinking patriarchy

Katie Barclay

in Love, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650–1850

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084904
eISBN:
9781781702598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084904.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The operation of a patriarchal system is not a story of unreserved male power and down-trodden women. Patriarchy is a lived system; it is a framework that people use to justify male superiority over ... More


Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender

Ada Rapoport-Albert

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764821
eISBN:
9781800343412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764821.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This volume shows the erudition of the author's contribution to rewriting the master-narrative of hasidic history. We now know that eighteenth-century Hasidism evolved in a context of intense ... More


The Basics of Change

Sally L. Kitch

in Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038709
eISBN:
9780252096648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores Marzia's and Jamila's assessments of the conditions for Afghan women in 2010. After a five-year hiatus in their meetings, the author was curious to see what the women would ... More


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