Special Issue, February 2016

Contents

Women: As Seen from the

          Women: As Seen from the "Gendered" World

           The gratitude I feel towards the 'AP' team, the University of Giresun and the ENS Lyon is not simply a formality. The edition owes a great deal to a great many since this special issue contributes to the field of study that connects "gender studies" with "women studies".
           How might "gender studies" be of use with "women studies"? And how might it relate to - or p...

THE HISTORY OF VİOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

        Violence is as old as human history. Yet, awareness on fighting violence against women found a place to itself quite late in the litterature. Although Tekeli emphasizes structural social and cultural formations, in terms of questioning the production of violence against women, women movements had a crucial role. The situation is not unique to Turkey; patterns are quite similar all over the world.
       As the twentieth century wound down, in a globalized world, violence producing both terrorist acts seen on national a...

FEMALE ACADEMICS IN FRANCE AND THE GLASS CEILING ‘ORGANIZED SCARCITY’?

       The place of women in the French academic world is often analyzed through the aspects of their place in research or the evolution of women's careers in universities and centers for research.
      In this article, we propose to consider aspects which have been overlooked by researchers, in particular their place in governing bodies of French universities: Administrative Council, the Council for Research (Conseil Scientifique), the Council of Studies and University Life (Conseil de la formation et de la vie universitaire) and the National ...

PORTUGUESE WOMEN IN FRENCH PUBLIC SPHERE: FROM INVISIBILITY TO EMANCIPATION

        This paper aims to examine the representation and role of Portuguese women in French public space. If the media discourses today are still being dominated by the national and masculine figures, it is nonetheless true that the immigration context is often a space of gender roles reorganization. Between a dual legal discrimination in media sphere (being an immigrant and being a woman) and a process of individual emancipation in the spheres of work and family, migrant women outline a process of identity reconfiguration. Our case study focuses on the diachronic analy...

ON FEMINISMS IN CZECH POLITICAL CONTEXTS

           This paper is suggesting a periodization of Czech emancipist women’s movement within historical, political and other contexts, from the perspective of feminist analysis. The first phase (roughly up to 1860s – 1870s) represents the beginings of of the movement. This period of the emancipist movement was much influenced by liberal thoughts, namely those of John Stuart Mill. The main emphasis was put on female education. During the seconf phase (up to the end of the First World War and establishing of independent Czechoslovakia), new politic...

APPROCHING FEMINISM FROM THE MARGINS: THE CASE OF ISLAMIC FEMINISMS

            This article tries to contribute to one of the most relevant debates within the framework of current Gender Studies and feminist activism: the debate dealing with feminism and religions. The aim is to provide these reflexions with some theoretical elements that help us to better understand some of the complex issues of this field, such as the meaning of considering secular feminism as the only acceptable feminist model, and the possibilities of building one feminist movement that takes into account all the diversity of women's needs, wishes and ...

WOMEN AT THE MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AND THE GLASS CEILING SYNDROME

           Today, despite the increasing number of women at working floor, those who are fullfilling senior managerial positions are quite few. Known as a form of gender discrimination in gender studies, we label it as the “glass ceiling syndrome” in management litterature. The "Glass Ceiling Syndrome" refers to all sorts of invisible obstacles that can’t be explained clearly between women and senior management positions. This situation has a negative impact on women's career progression and brings serious problems. In this study...

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