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Raewyn Connell

major transitions in the men's lives and to document their practices across the multiple dimensions of gender relations defined in Gender and Power . Once again the interviewing produced very rich evidence, including the men's accounts of their boyhood

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From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject?

Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures

Katharina Manderscheid

-dimensional cause-effect relation. Among social relations, gender relations—that is, the classification and hierarchization of the social world into male or female domains—constitutes the most pervasive one, which at the same time is commonly perceived as the

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The Outburst

Climate Change, Gender Relations, and Situational Analysis

Jonas Østergaard Nielsen

Since the major Sahelian droughts and famines of the early 1970s and 1980s, international development and aid organizations have played a large role in the small village of Biidi 2, located in northern Burkina Faso. This article explores how a visit by a development 'expert' to the village can be analyzed as a social situation in which normal social control is suspended and negotiated. Focusing on gender relations, the analysis shows how the women of Biidi 2 involved in the event were relatively free to construct alternative definitions of their identity and social position vis-à-vis the men.

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Motorcycling in 1980s Athens

Popularization, Representational Politics, and Social Identities

Panagiotis Zestanakis

clubs consistently tried to connect motorcycling with political correctness. Furthermore, in Greece the development of motorcycling coincided with major changes involving the emergence of new counterhegemonic practices and gender relations. Here, I adopt

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Islam, IVF and Everyday Life in the Middle East

The Making of Sunni versus Shi'ite Test-Tube Babies

Marcia C. Inhorn

In vitro fertilisation and even newer assisted reproductive technologies are part of everyday life in the contemporary Middle East. There, IVF is practised according to local Islamic norms, which have been reinforced by fatwas from lead- ing religious authorities. As this article will show, ideological differences between dominant Sunni and minority Shi’ite forms of Islam are currently shaping the practices of test-tube baby-making in the Muslim world, particularly regarding the use of third-party gamete donation and new technologies to overcome male infertility. Such divergences have led to gender transformations within infertile marriages in the Muslim Middle East, with potentially profound implications for women’s marital security and family formation.

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Magdalena Rodziewicz

In recent years in Iran some forms of gender relations typical for a traditional society have undergone significant transformation. 1 One such change concerns marriage, whose dynamics involve modifications in the family structure and redefinition

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“I Hope Nobody Feels Harassed”

Teacher Complicity in Gender Inequality in a Middle School

Susan McCullough

’s philosophy. As such, the site is a rich environment in which to study gender relations between students, and between them and teachers. In order to gain access to the site, an Institutional Review Board approval (IRB) was obtained both from my university and

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Pentecostalism and Egalitarianism in Melanesia

A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox

Annelin Eriksen

break with patriarchal institutions without breaking with them. However, is it the case that gender relations change Pentecostalism, or does Pentecostalism change what gender is? I maintain that only if the latter is ignored can we claim that there is a

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Whitney Walton

superiority of French women, thereby obviating the need for feminism in France or at least suggesting that moderate legal reforms rather than the transformation of gender relations had benefited and would continue to benefit French women. To understand Barine

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

leading political clans and families in the Muslim areas (see Abinales 2010 ; McKenna 1998 ; Noble 1976 ). While these analyses tend to revolve around elite politics, perspectives on how kinship politics permeate family life and gender relations in the