Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine

Law and Women in the Middle East

The legal status of women in the modern Middle East has been in transition since the early part of the twentieth century. Customary laws, Islamic laws, imported European laws, and reformed versions of Islamic laws affect women in" Varying degrees in the different Middle Eastern legal systems, and the status of women does not seem to have been settled in any of them.

Introduction - 8.2

As tribal groups and ethnic minorities are incorporated into larger economic and political systems, a number of changes affect the women in these societies. While it is difficult to generalize about the current situation of women in the thousands of ethnic groups in the world, this issue identifies some apparent trends.

"All the news..."

For two years CS Quarterly has identified global themes important for an understanding of the current situation of tribal groups and ethnic minorities and has brought the urgent situations confronting specific groups to the attention of our readers.

Overcoming Death in Chile

Women's resistance to Pinochet and their struggle for a return to democracy

One Step Forward - Two Steps Back

Shavante women of central Brazil, 1958-1982

Guatemalan Refugees in Chiapas

While much has been written about the current situation of Indians in Guatemala, less attention has been focused on the 100,000 Guatemalans who have fled into Mexico, clustering in over 90 camps along the length of the Mexican-Guatemalan border in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas.

Yemeni Women - Still at Home

Labor migration has become a major issue for many developing countries as migrant remittances increasingly form a major portion of both family and national budgets. In the Yemen-Arab Republic in 1978-1979, perhaps a million male migrants remitted an estimated US $1.3 billion, lessening the tremendous import-export deficit.

Women Migrant Workers in the US

We usually imagine migrant workers as young men who travel abroad to find jobs in agriculture, construction or restaurants. Less attention is paid to women, who also migrate; we tend to think of them as passively accompanying their husbands. In fact, more than half of the Latin American migrants to the U.S.

Women in Southern India

The plight of landless agricultural labores

Woman's Role in Social Change

P>Education and the Kikuyu of Kenya

Third World Women in Factories

There is a debate among feminists as to whether industrialization is "good for women." Industrialization offers the chance for at least some women, especially poorer women, to get out of the home, to break away from the stifling constrictions of domestic patriarchy.

The T'Boli - Profiles in Transition

She is up and at the water faucet before most in her area of the village. With only four faucets to serve at least 650 people, the sooner one reaches the faucet, the sooner one can wash one's dishes, clothes and self. After tending to herself, she hoists the filled plastic container to her shoulder and walks home. These may be the only moments she has to herself that day.

The Mbuti of Northeast Zaire

Women and subsistence exchange

The Batek De' of Malaysia

Development and egalitarian sex roles

The Anuak - A Threatened Culture

The Anuak are a Nilotic people who live in southwest Ethiopia and adjacent areas or southeast Sudan. In 1958 it was estimated that they numbered 30,000 to 40,000, of whom two-thirds were living in Ethiopia.

Schooling or Seclusion

Choices for northern Nigerian women

Exxon and the Guajiro

The White Man eats coal," said the Guajiro Indian woman, "but neither us nor our animals eat coal, that's not our life." With this statement she underscored the basic incompatibility between the Guajiro notion of well-being and the Western notion of development as embodied in El Cerrejon Coal Mining Project in northeastern Colombia.

Cultural Change and Women's Work

The sedentarization of the Rashiidy Bedouin in the Sudan

Can the Partnership Last?

Btsisi' marital partners and development

Awa Women in Papua New Guinea

Exploited laborers on the capitalist fringe

Delivering Health Care in the Andes

Women as the connecting link