New Issue in JENdA Journal: Economic & Cultural Issues on Gender Equality, Motherhood (Oyĕwùmí and Irigaray), Health Outcomes of Somali Women & Diabetes Prevention

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Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, African History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Health and Health Care, Sociology

The newly published issue in the peer-reviewed JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies will be of interest to you. As JENdA is focused on research on women in African societies and in the Diaspora, this issue continues the journal's commitment to publish evidence-based research that is engaging and forward-looking. With four incredible researchers, the issue offers a refreshing analysis and approach to their respective topics. All the articles are fascinating read.

Economic and Cultural Issues Affecting Gender Equality: Lessons from Japan
Iyabo Obasanjo and Mariko Gakiya takes a comparative approach by focusing on Africa and Japan to examine the traditional and cultural norms that affect gender quality. Using Japan as a country that have some success balancing the traditional and cultural, the authors examine how the country has improved its economic and social indicator while holding on to traditional values.

Understanding Motherhood Beyond Dichotomy: Oyĕwùmí and Irigaray in Dialogue
Azille Cotezee focuses on the conception of motherhood using the work of Nigerian-born social scientist, Oyèrónké Oyĕwùmí and Belgian's Luce Irigaray. She analyzes motherhood placing these two scholars in a dialogue.

Improving the Health Outcomes of Somali Women: A Collaborative Diabetes Prevention Project
Jane Mugambi analyzes the perception of diabetes among the women in Somali community in Mankato, South-central Minnesota. She focuses on the health outcomes of Somali women when emphasis is paced on healthy eating and physical activity.