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Signs is offering open access to three recent articles in anticipation of the American Sociological Association's 2014 Annual Meeting: Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin’s “Intersectionality as a Social Movement Strategy: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates" from the special issue on Intersectionality,Jerry Flores’s “'Staff Here Let You Get Down': The Cultivation and Co-optation of Violence in a California Juvenile Detention Center,” from the special issue Women, Gender, and Prisons, andSanyu A. Mojola’s “Providing Women, Kept Men: Doing Masculinity in the Wake of the African HIV/AIDS Pandemic.”Authors of all three articles will be participating at the conference. For more see the Signs blog

signsjournal:

Signs is offering open access to three recent articles in anticipation of the American Sociological Association's 2014 Annual Meeting: 

Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin’s “Intersectionality as a Social Movement Strategy: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates" from the special issue on Intersectionality,

Jerry Flores’s “'Staff Here Let You Get Down': The Cultivation and Co-optation of Violence in a California Juvenile Detention Center,” from the special issue Women, Gender, and Prisons, and

Sanyu A. Mojola’s “Providing Women, Kept Men: Doing Masculinity in the Wake of the African HIV/AIDS Pandemic.”

Authors of all three articles will be participating at the conference. For more see the Signs blog

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"Racial conflict emerged in the suffrage movement for many reasons, the most important of which was the white women’s privileged relationship to white men. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucy Stone were all married to prominent white men who supported them during their involvement in political work, while Black activists such as Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, and Ellen Craft were at birth owned by white men.32 Despite the abolition of slavery, the difference between the relationship of white women to white men and of women of Color to white men has persisted to the present. The conflict that this difference causes between contemporary white feminists and feminists of Color is but a replay of old divisions that are perpetuated with amazing consistency. Like their political ancestors, contemporary feminists of Color do not attribute their oppression solely to their gender and are reluctant to abandon the struggle on behalf of their racial/ethnic group"

Relating to Privilege: Seduction and Rejection in the Subordination of White Women and Women of Color
Author(s): Aída Hurtado (via artistmarciax)

On JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/stable/3174686 (Signs vol 14., no. 4 [1989]

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Signs is offering open access to three recent articles in anticipation of the American Sociological Association's 2014 Annual Meeting: Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin’s “Intersectionality as a Social Movement Strategy: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates" from the special issue on Intersectionality,Jerry Flores’s “'Staff Here Let You Get Down': The Cultivation and Co-optation of Violence in a California Juvenile Detention Center,” from the special issue Women, Gender, and Prisons, andSanyu A. Mojola’s “Providing Women, Kept Men: Doing Masculinity in the Wake of the African HIV/AIDS Pandemic.”Authors of all three articles will be participating at the conference. For more see the Signs blog

Signs is offering open access to three recent articles in anticipation of the American Sociological Association's 2014 Annual Meeting: 

Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin’s “Intersectionality as a Social Movement Strategy: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates" from the special issue on Intersectionality,

Jerry Flores’s “'Staff Here Let You Get Down': The Cultivation and Co-optation of Violence in a California Juvenile Detention Center,” from the special issue Women, Gender, and Prisons, and

Sanyu A. Mojola’s “Providing Women, Kept Men: Doing Masculinity in the Wake of the African HIV/AIDS Pandemic.”

Authors of all three articles will be participating at the conference. For more see the Signs blog

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The Summer 2014 issue of Signs is now available on JSTOR. 
The issue features a symposium on “Gender, Media, and Social Change,” edited by Christina Dunbar-Hester. The symposium examines the multifaceted ways that media of all kinds shape gendered practices, perceptions, and political movements. Other articles continue the theme of gender and media: Cadence Kinsey intervenes into debates around binary and digital representation through the work of artist Nell Tenhaaf. Rose Brister excavates the gendered, racialized, and spacialized politics of Erik Riklas’s film The Syrian Bride, while Tamika Carey critically evaluates the gendered and raced representations at work in Tyler Perry’s films. Articles by Adriane Brown and Mary E. Thomas and by Clare Daniel examine the role of the Internet and social media in shaping gendered selves: Brown and Thomas analyze queer girls’ MySpace pages, and Daniel investigates the role of social media in online anti-teen pregnancy campaigns. 
Read more about the issue here or view the issue itself on JSTOR.

The Summer 2014 issue of Signs is now available on JSTOR

The issue features a symposium on “Gender, Media, and Social Change,” edited by Christina Dunbar-Hester. The symposium examines the multifaceted ways that media of all kinds shape gendered practices, perceptions, and political movements. Other articles continue the theme of gender and media: Cadence Kinsey intervenes into debates around binary and digital representation through the work of artist Nell Tenhaaf. Rose Brister excavates the gendered, racialized, and spacialized politics of Erik Riklas’s film The Syrian Bride, while Tamika Carey critically evaluates the gendered and raced representations at work in Tyler Perry’s films. Articles by Adriane Brown and Mary E. Thomas and by Clare Daniel examine the role of the Internet and social media in shaping gendered selves: Brown and Thomas analyze queer girls’ MySpace pages, and Daniel investigates the role of social media in online anti-teen pregnancy campaigns.

Read more about the issue here or view the issue itself on JSTOR.

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"Yet language is much more than a code. It is at once a reference system and a cultural vehicle that represents reality and what we have to say in a singular and symbolic way."

Language Is Not Neutral: The Construction of Knowledge in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Francine Descarries

Signs , Vol. 39, No. 3 (Spring 2014) , pp. 564-569

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"Grounded translation is equally directed at naming, critiquing, and countering patriarchy but is often characterized by its focus on the production of dramatic effect rather than one-to-one correspondence of meaning. Very often such translation successfully co-opts the nuances of local, everyday language in order to heighten particular inflections of meaning in the translated concept or idea. Most important, it reinvests older and familiar concepts with newer layers of meaning to exploit the many different senses it may communicate."

Getting beyond the Governmental Fix in Kerala
J. Devika
Signs , Vol. 39, No. 3 (Spring 2014) , pp. 580-584
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"To the people in the places where theories are received, the questions should be: Where are those theories produced? Where do they come from? What is the relationship between geohistorical location and knowledge production? What are their local histories? How are such theories expressed when they travel through regional differences? Are they just repeated in a new scenarios, or do they face new limits?"

Toward an Alternative Traveling Theory
Min Dongchao
Signs , Vol. 39, No. 3 (Spring 2014) , pp. 584-592
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"Les cahiers du Grif combined the highest standards of intellectual rigor with flights of invention that inspired us and freed our own theoretical imagination. The journal embodied the perfect mixture of the theoretical and the political—it was smart and intellectually up to date but also engaged in a militant vein that echoed our own activism. It connected the intellectual feminist elites with the militant base of the movement. For us, Collin’s group was the substitute for a feminist graduate school that did not exist in the institutions as yet."

Thinking with an Accent: Françoise Collin, Les cahiers du Grif, and French Feminism, Rosi Braidotti

Signs , Vol. 39, No. 3 (Spring 2014) , pp. 597-626

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"Yet framing the headscarf as both a religious duty and a personal decision constitutes a kind of doublespeak for secular republicans, an insidious attempt to mask a fundamentalist agenda with liberal terms."

Intimacy Surveilled: Religion, Sex, and Secular Cunning

Mayanthi L. Fernando

Signs, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Spring 2014), pp. 685-708

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"… it is far more accurate to view racial domination as the political project that grounds and authorizes disenfranchisement, economic exploitation, lynching, and sexual violation as civic practices across jurisdictions in the South. Electoral disenfranchisement formalized the expulsion of African Americans from Southern states and localities, isolating them from national consideration and extinguishing most of the conventional institutional means by which they could advance their interests or visit consequences upon their rivals and enemies."

Telling It Just Like It Is: The Tragicomedy of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Stephen Houston Marshall

Signs, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Spring 2014), pp. 709-733

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