Politics and Culture

CEW researchers and visiting scholars often observe U.S. and other cultures principally through their political and cultural expectations regarding women.

Strength and Respectability: Black Women’s Negotiation of Racialized Gender Ideals and the Role of Daughter–Father Relationships by Maria S. Johnson Gender & Society 2013;27 889-912.  Dr. Johnson is the CEW Post-Doctoral Scholar 2012-2014.  This article investigates how black women’s relationships with their fathers shape their responses to racialized gender ideologies.

Feminist Activism and Women’s Rights Mobilization in the Cilean Círculo de Estudios de la Mujer: Beyond Maternalist Mobilization, Jadwiga Pieper Mooney, University of Arizona and CEW Visting Scholar, 2008. This case study of women’s mobilization under authoritarian rule in Chile exposes some of the challenges in the history of women’s definition of a liberation language and of subsequent activist strategies for rights. It adopts a gendered lens to analyze the distinct contributions Chilean women have made in defense of human rights as they helped shape a new human rights practice in Chile. It examines a pioneering women’s organization under the Pinochet Dictatorship (1973-1989), the Círculo de Estudios de La Mujer (Women's Studies Circle)

Post-Apartheid South Africa: Creating Critically Leaderful Schools that Make a Difference by Juliet Perumal, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and CEW Visting Scholar, 2007. Perumal reviewed literature related to school leadership in preparation for a proposed study to be conducted with a group of principals who will be attending the Advanced Certificate in Education: Educational Management Course at the Wits School of Education in Johannesburg, South Africa. The questions considered range from methodological considerations to the impact of feminist and other scholarship practices on the definitions of school leadership.

How American Men's Participation in Housework and Childcare Affects Wives' Careers by Renge Jibu, Nikkei Business Publications (Japan) and CEW Visiting Fulbright Scholar, 2007.
This study is about how American dual career couples with children share household and childcare responsibilities. Overall, American husbands spend four times as much time on housework and childcare than Japanese husbands do. In Japan, working women are responsible for almost all household and childcare duties, often relying on the more generously supported public childcare services. In order to promote gender diversity in the workforce, Japanese society has to provide more opportunities for men to participate in household responsibilities.

Sexing the Single Girl by Deborah Siegel, CEW Visiting Scholar. 2002 This paper examines images of single women in media and popular culture from the middle of the 20th century to the present.