GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES PATHFINDER

 

This pathfinder is intended to help users locate sources of information in the area of Gender and Development Studies. The interdisciplinary nature of this area of study  offers challenges to the beginning researcher. This guide will introduce some helpful resources to get you started.

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE WORKS

 

Biographical Works

Gender studies, Library, The University of West Indies, Mona

 

Directories

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS
Resource directory for gender related topics.

 

Gender Studies < Social Science in the Yahoo! Directory

 

Open Directory - Society: People: Women: Women's Studies ...

 

Women's and Gender Studies Subject Guide

 

Gender & Women's Studies Subject Guide, University of Otago ...

 

Research by Subject: Gender and Women's Studies(Bowdoin, Library)

 

 

E RESOURCES

 

Databases

 

JSTOR: Gender and Citizenship in Middle Eastern States

Issues of gender and citizenship, however, are not limited to legal issues..... of subject positions defined by gender, ethnicity, race, class and religion.

 

Academic Search Complete (via Ebsco)

Provides indexing and abstracting for more than 9,500 journals, with full-text coverage for more than 5,500 titles. Covers a wide range of areas of academic study from the sciences to the arts.

 

Web of Science via Web of Knowledge

A citation indexing database covering more than 8500 peer-reviewed journals in science (also includes arts & humanities and social sciences).

 

 

Electronic Forums & Blogs

Blogs

 

Women's and Gender Studies Blog

http://feminism-gender.blogspot.com/2008/02/bell-hooks.html

 

Feminist Theory and Gender Studies

http://ftgss.blogspot.com/2005/04/welcome-to-ftgss-blog.html

A blog to facilitate the communication of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGSS) of the International Studies Association (ISA) concerning their research, activities, conferences, and thoughts.

 

 

E Journals

 

Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal

Advancing Women in Leadership represents the first on-line professional, refereed journal for women in leadership.

http://www.advancingwomen.com/awl/awl.html

 

Affilia

AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work is the only scholarly social work journal to address the concerns of social workers and their clients from a feminist point of view.

Full Text Coverage:   1999 – Present

 

Caribbean Review of Gender Studies

Journal published by department for Gender Studies.

http://sta.uwi.edu/crgs/currentissue.asp

 

Feminist Africa

Feminist Africa provides a forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent.

http://www.feministafrica.org/

 

Feminist Economics 

Feminist Economics is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an open forum for dialogue and debate about feminist economic perspectives.

Full Text Coverage:   2000 - Present

 

Gender Forum

Gender forum is an electronic journal dedicated to the discussion of women's and gender studies.

http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de/

 

 

 

 

Gender and Society  

Gender & Society gives access to the latest theory on the social and structural implications of gender through a multidisciplinary approach.

Full Text Coverage:   1999 – present

 

Gender and Development

http://www.swetswise.com/titleBank/getAtoZList.do?title=82866

The journal focuses specifically on international gender and development issues, and explores the connections between gender and development initiatives, and feminist perspectives.

 

Gender and History 

http://www.swetswise.com/titleBank/getAtoZList.do?title=82868

This is an international journal for research and writing on the history of femininity and masculinity and of gender relations.

 

Genders         

http://www.genders.org/

A peer-reviewed academic journal publishing essays about gender and sexuality in relation to social, political, artistic, and economic concerns.

 

Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context

http://intersections.anu.edu.au/

Intersections electronic journal emphasises the paramount importance of research into the multiple historical and cultural, gender and sexuality patterns in Asia and the Pacific.

 

JENDA

A journal of culture and African women studies.

http://www.jendajournal.com/index.htm

 

Journal of International Women’s Studies

The Journal of International Women’s Studies is an on-line, open-access, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for the exploration of the relationship between feminist theory and various forms of organizing.

http://www.bridgew.edu/soas/jiws/

 

Men and Masculinities         

Men and Masculinities presents peer-reviewed empirical and theoretical scholarship grounded in the most current theoretical perspectives within gender studies, including feminism, queer theory and multiculturalism.

Full Text Coverage:   1999 – present

 

The Scholar and Feminist

A forum for scholars, activists, and artists whose work articulates the ever-evolving role of feminism in struggles for social justice.

http://www.barnard.columbia.edu/sfonline/

 

 

 

 

Thirdspace

Thirdspace is a peer-reviewed journal, offering work in English and French, that aims to presents the best in scholarship on feminist theory and culture.

http://www.thirdspace.ca/journal/index

 

Gender-Related Electronic Forums

http://userpages.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/forums.html

Is an annotated, frequently-updated, award-winning listing of publicly-accessible e-mail discussion forums (also known as "lists" or "listservs") related to women or to women-focused gender issues?

 

Electronic Forums of Interest to Women

http://www.ibiblio.org/cheryb/women/elec-forum.html

An annotated collection of over 200 women's issues and gender studies email lists. As well as academic subjects topics include religion and spirituality lists, health lists, motherhood lists, and women’s studies lists.

 

 

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

 

African Centre for Gender and Development

A division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa the site focuses on gender issues around the world.

http://www.uneca.org/fr/acgd/en/1024x768/acgd.htm

 

CAFRA

CAFRA is a regional network of feminists, individual researchers, activists and women’s organisations that define feminist politics as a matter of both consciousness and action. We are committed to understanding the relationship between the oppression of women and other forms of oppression in the society, and we are working actively for change.

http://www.cafra.org/

 

Gender, Culture and Caribbean Development

by Johnetta Cole

http://lic.law.ufl.edu/~hernandez/Women/cole.pdf

Some ideas about gender, culture and Caribbean development are proposed ... how development in the Caribbean is affected by race, class, and gender.

 

Gender and Development

Women won’t wait

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/gender/index.do

It is an international coalition of organizations and networks working to promote women’s health and human rights in the struggle to address HIV and AIDS and end all forms of violence against women and girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

A STORY OF GROWING PROSPERITY BUT INCREASING INEQUALITIES

October 26 and 27, 2000 Quito, Ecuador

http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/oed/oeddoclib.nsf/DocUNIDViewForJavaSearch/47738B7F23FC5CBB85256BF100669A1B/$file/Gender_Latin_America.pdf

The Gender Workshop for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region held in Quito, Ecuador, was jointly designed and organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. The range of issues on the agenda reflected the organizers’ different areas of concern as well as the needs expressed by the workshop invitees.

 

Gender and HIV/AIDS

UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

http://www.genderandaids.org/

 

Gender Mainstreaming

Gender Equality +
UNESCO’s experience in promoting gender equality

http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=3160&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

 

Seguino, Stephanie (2003): Why are women in the Caribbean so much more likely than men to be unemployed? Unpublished.

http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/6507/

This paper uses aggregate data to explore macroeconomic factors that contribute to gender differentials in unemployment.

 

THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT
Edited by Jane L. Parpart, M. Patricia Connelly, and V. Eudine Barriteau
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-9419-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

It explores the evolution of gender and development theory.

 

United Nations Development Programme

Women’s Empowerment

The focus is UNDP’s work to ensure equality of opportunity.

http://www.undp.org/women/

 

Women Watch

Women Watch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system.

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

 

The World Bank. Gender and Development

This is a World Bank site and its’ main aim is to address a broad range of gender issues across the continents.

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTGENDER/0,,contentMDK:20243419~menuPK:489203~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:336868,00.html

 

Gender Equality and Development in the Caribbean - UNESCO Office ...

A research project on Gender Peace and Development was started in the Caribbean in 2001 as a collaborative effort of UNESCO and the Centre for Gender.

Gender in Caribbean Development: Papers Presented at the Inaugural Seminar Gender in Caribbean Development: Papers Presented at the Inaugural Seminar of the University of the West Indies, Women and Development Studies Project

 

Women           -           CARINDEX search results

 

 

 

MEN AND MASCULINITIES

 

Feminism and Masculinity

http://www.cafra.org/article354.html

The article deals with the dominance of females and the marginalisation of the male in modern society.

 

Men and Masculinities          Results from UWI Main Library Catalogue

 

Unsettling Masculinity in the Caribbean: Facing a Future without Guarantees by Linden Lewis

Working paper based on a lecture delivered by Dr. Lewis on Nov. 14, 2003 in a lecture series sponsored by Caribbean Women Catalysts for Change.

http://www.econ.utah.edu/genmac/WP/06-9.pdf

 

GAY,LESBIAN AND HOM OSEXUALSTUDIES PATHFINDER

 

Men'sIssues-Psychology

 

Men and Reproductive Health: Adolescent Boys

 

JSTOR: Perspectives of Adolescent Boys on the Risks of Unwanted ...

 

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER: A PATHFINDER

 

Working With Boys (The Men's Bibliography)

 

Gender and Health Equity Resource Guide

 

A Bibliographic Exploration Diederik F. Janssen, MD, BA

 

BOYHOOD STUDIES - Biblio

 

M.E.N. Magazine

 

Fathers' Rights & Equality Exchange

 

Gender and Sexuality

 

Violence and Society
This site is about men who are fighting to end battering, rape and sexisms in our societies.

 

SocioSite: Men's Issues - Masculinity, Fatherhood

Published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies 1(2) September ... Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

 

 

THEORY, GENDER AND IDENTITY

 

Feminist Theory: and Overview

Traces the historical development of feminist theory.

http://www.victorianweb.org/gender/femtheory.html

 

FEMINIST THEORY WEBSITE

The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world.

http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/enin.html

 

The Hetrosexual Imaginary: Feminist sociology and theories of gender by Chrys Ingraham

This essay argues that the material conditions of patriarchical societies are more integrally linked to institutionalized heterosexuality than they are to gender.

http://www.jstor.org/sici?sici=0735-2751(199407)12%3A2%3C203%3ATHIFSA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-B

 

The Past, the Present and the Future of an Identity Theory by Sheldon Stryker

The paper focuses on how social structures influences identity.

http://wat2146.ucr.edu/papers/00c.pdf

 

SIGNS

Articles on gender and feminist theory.

http://www.jstor.org/action/doBasicSearch?Query=Feminist+Theory&jc=j100509

 

Women's and Gender Studies  research, and outreach on women's and gender issues in Caribbean society. ... Women and Gender in the History of the English-Speaking Caribbean.

Women and Gender Databases at the C.W. Post Library  guide covering women writers across the English-speaking world (including Canada, ... South Africa, New Zealand, and the Caribbean) from medieval.

WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN

 

CENTRE FOR GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES: NITA BARROW UNIT

http://gender.uwichill.edu.bb/

The Centre for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit, CGDS is a dynamic unit within the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill engaged in a programme of teaching, research and outreach on women and gender issues in Caribbean society.

 

Centre for Gender and Development Studies Mona Campus Unit

http://mona.uwi.edu/cgds/

Gender issues relevant to the region.

 

Gender Studies (UWI St. Augustine) Website

http://sta.uwi.edu/cgds/

Comprehensive site containing gender issues relevant to the region.

 

Women in the Caribbean     Results from UWI Main Library’s Catalogue

 

Women’s Studies Resources: Feminist Theory

A compilation of various works on feminist theory.

http://bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/WStudies/theory.html

 

WSSLINKS

Women and Gender Studies Web Sites

The purpose of WSSLINKS is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies.

http://libr.org/wss/wsslinks/index.html

 

Latin America Gender and Women's Studies

Welcome to the Latin America and Caribbean Page of the International and Gender Studies Resources Website.