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EDITORIAL
Strengthening Counterculture
by Raijeli Nicole

FEATURES
Cultures and Conflict
Group Rights vs. Individual Rights? Navigating the Tension in Western Liberal States

By Lyra Porras Garzon

Ethnic Minority People in Yunnan: Naxi Culture and the Role of Women
By Andrea Stelzner with Ge A-gan and He Xiaoxun

Sexual Cultures
Spelling It Out: From Alphabet Soup to Sexual Rights

By Sangeeta Budhiraja, Susana T. Fried and
Alexandra Teixeira

Putting You in Your Place: Culture and the
Filipino Lesbian

By Angie S. Umbac

ONE ON ONE
Crosspoints: Exchanging Perspectives on Culture
and Diversity

By Fatima Lasay and Ewa Charkiewicz

COMMUNITY AND INDEPENDENT MEDIA
Mediated Cultures
From “Horse Mail” to Intimations of E-culture: A Profile of Sarai-CSDS as a Space for Communicative Intersections

By Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Monical Narula

Culture Is Dead, Long Live Culture
By Sushma Joshi

Defining the Zone
By Samirah Alkasim

WE'VE GOT MALE
Turbulent Times for Multicultural Societies: Gap between Cultures in The Netherlands Widens Drastically

By Anne Lunenburg

BOOK REVIEW
Boys Don’t Learn!!!
By Ewa Charkiewicz


On the cover: On the cover is the mixed-media artwork Under the Red, Yellow and Blue by Filipino artist Dang Sering. The artwork’s red, yellow and blue colors depict flag colors to suggest state sovereignty as a force that can alienate and marginalise people, especially women and children. In the cultural diversity debates, the sovereign right of states in policy-making on culture is both reinforced and challenged.

Artwork by Jan "Dang" Virnice T. Sering
Cover design by Jaime Z. Marpa.

Women In Action covers a broad range of issues affecting women globally, but focusing on the particular needs and concerns of women in the Global South, and forwarding a progressive perspective tempered by the experiences of the third world women's movements.

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