Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais / Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies (e-ISSN: 2183-0886 | ISSN: 2184-0458) is a thematic journal of the area of Cultural Studies. Published since 2013 in the OJS system, this journal has a rigorous scientific arbitration system and is published in Portuguese and English twice a year. From 2013 to 2016, was published by the University of Minho and Aveiro, in conjunction with the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies. From 2017 onwards it is published exclusively by the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), Institute of Social Sciences, University of Minho. The editorial board of Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais / Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies integrates renowned specialists in Cultural Studies from all over the world.

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Gender: contributions to an effective understanding of changes

Moisés de Lemos Martins, Maria Manuel Baptista, Zara Pinto-Coelho & Sara Maia (Eds.)

vol.3 n.1 - 2015 | CECS-UMinho/UAveiro


Over the last 20 years, gender relations and how they are experienced, represented and put into practice have undergone deep changes. It is vital to understand this process more deeply and clearly, especially with regards to the power and control dynamics involved, and within the scope of Portuguese-speaking countries.
In the backdrop of these reconfigurations and interests, the Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais (Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies) publishes in its 5th issue a set of contributions of renowned researchers and junior researchers alike, from all over the world (United Kingdom, United States of America, Brazil and Portugal). Additionally, it offers the Portuguese readers an opportunity to read the works of Rae Connell, Jasbir Puar and Sue Thornham in their native language.
The set of articles comprised in this issue seeks to contribute, from an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary perspective, to a deeper and critical understanding of the changes taking place across the different social domains with an impact on gender relations and identities. The contributors resort to different theoretical frameworks to conduct their own research, and seek to understand the diverse issues related to aspects of motherhood, affective and sexual relations, ageing, social activism, science and academia, economy and public policy. [Introductory note]