Recent Submissions

  • How does media exposure influence young girls’ sexuality? 

    Sargayoos, Monika (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    This literature review highlights the link between media exposure and young girls’ sexuality. The review will discuss different views that how girls’ sexuality can and cannot be influenced by western values circulated ...
  • Slam Poetry- A link between black feminism and oral poetry traditions 

    George, Anna (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    Slam poetry is a recently emerged genre in the West that has gained critical and popular attention during the last three decades. Today, universities and poetry groups across the world have slam poetry competitions. Africa ...
  • Editorial Collective Report 

    Editorial Collective (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    This is the first second issue, that we have published and are glad to see the growth of our journal. In this issue, we publish three papers which are a mixture of an article, social commentary, and a literature review. ...
  • Semiotic Study of Sindoor 

    Dasgupta, Sharonee (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    This social commentary aims to examine a semiotic study of Sindoor or Vermilion (a red colour powder) which is applied between hair partings by married Hindu Indian women. Sindoor is applied by the groom to the bride on ...
  • Voices of dissent in the poetry of Imtiaz Dharker 

    Das, Soma (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    Feminism as a movement acquired momentum in the last century. Feminist theorists from all corners of the world have put forward their views and ideologies to analyse and interpret the rights and duties, the laws and ...
  • Reproductive health status of scheduled and non-scheduled castes women of Ludhiana district in Punjab 

    Sharma, Nishu; Sharma, Shalini (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    In India, access to healthcare facilities in rural areas remains significantly underdeveloped regarding health infrastructure. The present investigation endeavors to analyse the caste variation in the reproductive health ...
  • Humour: As a tool for gender construction and deconstruction 

    Mushtaq, Sabah Al (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    This article adopts a social interactionist and constructionist approach to analyse humour as a tool for gender construction and deconstruction mainly about two genders, men and women. That is explained by highlighting the ...
  • Horrible truth behind the lives of mentally challenged women: A follow up 

    Ramavat, Suman (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    The following work is a follow up of my social commentary Rehabilitation of Mentally Ill Women in India published September 2016 in the International Journal for Intersectional Feminist Studies. The social commentary ...
  • Editorial Collective Report 

    Kohli, Ambika; Ali, Rabia; Higgs, Johanna (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    This is the first collective report of the year 2017. The Project Monma is conducting long-term projects on sexual harassment in India, male perspectives of sexual harassment, women's access to justice in Senegal, Colombia, ...
  • The Marxist analysis of Manjula Padmanabhan’s “Lights Out” 

    Bhargavi, G Vasishta (Project Monma Research Centre, 2017)
    The societal rules have been largely shaped by the male-dominated legislators and forces where there is a limited right to exist for a woman. The woman though married or unmarried or a prostitute the way the society looks ...
  • Not all victims of rape will be recognised as such in the eyes of the law 

    Chi, Wenluan (Project Monma Research Centre, 2016)
    According to Encyclopedia Dictionary on Roman Law, the word rape originally derived from the Latin verb "rapere", which means "to seize or take by force" (p.667-768). Rape can be defined as a crime in the criminal statutes ...
  • Standing Tall: Mapping Step by Step Metamorphosis of Janie Crawford in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. 

    Kaur, Surinder (Project Monma Research Centre, 2016)
    Their Eyes Were Watching God is a novel written by African-American novelist Zora Neale Hurston. Janie Crawford is the black female protagonist of the novel who dreams of reaching far horizons and for a relationship of ...
  • Rehabilitation of Mentally ill Women in India 

    Ramavat, Suman (Project Monma Research Centre, 2016)
    In my recent visit to India (summer 2016) I visited a mental health hospital which cares for both male and female patients from a range of backgrounds and age groups. These patients suffer from a combination of psychological, ...
  • Portrayal of Sexuality in the Age of Solemnity 

    Javed, Salma (Project Monma Research Centre, 2016)
    Ismat Chugtai was Urdu’s most dauntless and contentious woman writer of the twentieth century and surely the leading figure of the Progressive Writers group. This group of Urdu writers produced various influential works ...
  • Book Review of Unni Wikan, In Honor of Fadime: Murder & Shame. Translated by Anna Paterson. 

    Ali, Fareeha (Project Monma Research Centre, 2016)
    The writer Unni Wikan, a Norwegian by nationality is a social anthropologist who has worked at various universities a professor of social anthropology. Wikan has also worked as a consultant with international organisations ...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and the Judicialization of Same-Sex Marriage in America: Legalizing the Impossible 

    Ojilere, Aloy (Project Monma Research Centre, 2016)
    In Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al (Obergefell), 2015, the US Supreme Court supposedly legalized same-sex marriage across America, thus, resting the “right to marry” advocacy in ...
  • Editorial collective report 

    Kohli, Ambika (Project Monma Research Centre, 2016)
    This is the first editorial collective report of our second volume. It is good to see the journal expanding in the context of new authors submitting their work for publication. We also have three new members on the editorial ...
  • Leaders in the desert: The Sahrawi women of Western Sahara 

    Higgs, Johanna; Ryan, Christine (Monma Research Centre, 2015)
    This report is based on research conducted in the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria in September of 2014. As two anthropologists we travelled to the refugee camps near Tindouf in southern Algeria to learn more about ...
  • Dealing with allegations of violence against women in a multicultural environment: Consideration of approach(es) and procedure(s) with regards to abuse allegations of women of an Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin in New Zealand 

    Iskander, Sandra (Monma Research Centre, 2015)
    New Zealand has become increasingly multicultural and continues to accept a large number of migrants every year. This adds a duty on its legal system to ensure that its current laws can protect minority groups and adequately ...
  • Lifestyle of working women in modern organization: Implications on health 

    Bhatti, Aisha; Ali, Rabia (Monma Research Centre, 2015)
    The relationship between the lifestyle of professional women and their health has been researched across the globe, including in developing countries. However, the area remains under-published in the context of Pakistan. ...

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