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Hazel Johnstone MBE

Departmental Manager


Dr Kate Steward

Manager (Taught Programmes, Events)

Working Papers


Our discussion and working paper series are designed to bring new ideas and new findings in the field of gender studies into the public arena. Current publications available include the following, with several in the pipeline. These papers are free and we would be pleased to send you copies - please email , to whom initial enquiries should be sent.

Those papers underlined are available for downloading as PDFs.  Hard copies only available where marked.

New working papers

Issue 26: Sandra Panopio More than Masculinity: Experiences of Male Migrant Nurses in London (October 2010) (PDF) (hard copies available)

Issue 25: Sumi Madhok Five Notions of Haq: Exploring Vernacular Rights Cultures in South Asia (November 2009) (PDF) (hard copies available)

Issue 24: Aysen Ustubici Export-Processing Zones and Gendering the Resistance: "Women's Strike" in Antalya Free Zone in Turkey (March 2009) (PDF) (hard copies available)

Issue 23: Silvia Posocco Globalisation, Governmentality and Failure through the prism of Petén, Guatemala (October 2008) (PDF) (hard copies available)

(January 2008) (PDF)


Issue 20: Carolyn Pedwell Tracing 'the Anorexic' and 'the Veiled Woman': Towards a Relational Approach (March 2007) (PDF)

Issue 19: Sylvia Chant Children In Female-Headed Households: Interrogating The Concept Of An 'Inter-Generational Transmission Of Disadvantage' With Particular Reference To The Gambia, Philippines And Costa Rica (February 2007) (PDF)

Issue 18: Sylvia Chant Re-Visiting The 'Feminisation Of Poverty' And The Undp Gender Indices:What Case For A Gendered Poverty Index? (March 2006) (PDF)

Issue 17: Diane Perrons The new economy and earnings inequalities: explaining social, spatial and gender divisions in the UK and London (October 2005) (PDF)

Issue 16: Faith Armitage and Carolyn Pedwell Putting Gender on the Map.  The LSE Gender Institute's First Fifteen Years cover, body of text (September 2005)

Issue 15: Susan Himmelweit Can we afford (not) to care: prospects and policy (July 2005) (PDF)

Issue 14: Sônia Weidner Maluf Embodiment and Desire:All About my Mother and Gender at the Margins (May 2005) (PDF)

Issue 13: Robyn Ferrell Desire and Horror: Conceiving of the Future (November 2004) (PDF)

Issue 12: Róisín Ryan-Flood Beyond Recognition and Redistribution:A case study of lesbian and gay workers in a local labour market in Britain (May 2004) (PDF)

Issue 11: Sylvia Chant The 'Engendering' of Poverty Analysis in Developing Regions: Progress Since the United Nations Decade For Women, and Priorities for the Future (November 2003) (PDF)

Issue 10: Roona Simpson Contemporary Spinsters in the New Millennium: Changing Notions of Family & Kinship (July 2003) (PDF)

Issue 9: Sylvia Chant Female Household Headship and the Feminisation of Poverty: Facts, Fictions and Forward Strategies (May 2003) (PDF)

Issue 8: Maki Kimura Listening to Voices: Testimonies of "Comfort Women" of the Second World War (April 2003) (PDF)

Issue 7: Bridget Byrne Narrating the Self (March 2002) (PDF)

Issue 6: Esther Dermott Fathers' Orientations to Paid Employment (January 2002)

Issue 5: Karen Throsby 'No-One Will Ever Call Me Mummy': Making Sense Of The End Of IVF Treatment (November 2001) (PDF)

Issue 4: David Telford Queering The University: Post-Compulsory Heterosexuality? (May 2001)

Issue 3: Todd Sanders Gender Rituals Of Rebellion And Patriarchy In Africa (March 2001)

Issue 2: Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer The Politics Of Ambivalence: Towards A Conceptualisation Of Structural Ambivalence In Intergenerational Relations (February 2001) (PDF)

Issue 1: Gillian A. Dunne, Shirley Prendergast, David Telford What Difference Does 'Difference' Make? Towards An Understanding Of Homelessness For Young Lesbian And Gay People (January 2001)

Discussion papers

Issue 1: Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer The Other Side of the Generation Contract July 1996

Issue 2: Irene Bruegel & Diane Perrons Deregulation and Women's Employment: the Diverse Experiences of Women in Britain October 1996

Issue 3: Gillian A. Dunne Why Can't a Man Be More Like A Woman? In Search of Balanced Domestic and Employment Lives March 1997.  Hard copy out of print.

Issue 4: Marja Kernanen Social Problems in Different Contexts June 1997

Issue 5: Tovi Fenster Gender as Cultural Construction of Space: The Forbidden and Permitted November 1997

Issue 6: Gillian A. Dunne Opting into Motherhood November 1998

Issue 7: Virginia Morrow Searching for Social Capital in Children's Accounts of Neighbourhood and Network: a preliminary analysis May 1999. (PDF)

Issue 8: Gillian A. Dunne The Different Dimensions of Gay Fatherhood: Exploding the Myths - January 2001.

Research in progress

Issue I: An Appropriate Capital-Isation? Questioning Social Capital (special issue: ed. V.Morrow) Social Capital Workshop Proceedings held May 2000; November 2001. (PDF)

Issue 2: Marginal Research: Reflections On Location And Representation (special issue by the Feminist Epistemologies Collective - editors Chopra, Grenz, Hemmings, Mclean, Mullassery, Narayanaswamy, Pedwell, Perreault, Willey, Wilson) June 2002 (PDF)

Issue 3:Women's Caring Work And The Needs Of Older People In Europe: Analysing Existing Community Rights And Human Rights Provisions Pura Sanchez Zamorano - January 2003

Working papers

Issue 1: Regine Heidenreich Welfare Regimes and Gender: A Framework for Comparing Housing Policies in Great Britain and Germany January 1997.

Issue 2: Marie-Jose Gonzalez-Lopez Do Modern Welfare States Foster Democratic Family Arrangements? Comparative Case Studies of Britain and Spain November 1997 -

Issue 3:Maria Dolores Garcia-Ramon with Alba Caballe Gender, Place and International Geography: The Emergence of Different Regional Models in Gender Geography -January 2000