Doing Women's Studies: Employment Opportunities, Personal Impacts and Social Consequences

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Zed Books, Apr 2, 2005 - Social Science - 258 pages
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With the expansion of the EU in 2004, the free movement of workers across the Continent will further affect the employment opportunities of women. This sociological study explores the complex inter-relationship between women's employment, equal opportunities and Women's Studies training. This volume provides unique information about, and insightful analysis of, the changing patterns of women's employment in Europe; equal opportunities in a cross-European perspective; educational migration; gender, race, ethnicity and nationality; and the uneven prevalence and impact of Women's Studies on the lifestyles and everyday practices of those women who have experienced it.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Employment opportunities for women in Europe
13
Main features of womens employment in Europe 21 Potential
57
Equal opportunities in crossEuropean perspective
64
Equal opportunities and employment 75 Equal
79
as agents of social change 79 Conclusions
86
Some consequences of the uneven development of the institution
95
Studies courses
96
The impact of Womens Studies on its students relationships
141
Womens Studies students
168
divisions by country 1171 Erasmus
175
Motives for and impediments to studying abroad 1181
181
The experience of studying abroad 1185 The impact of study
191
Comparative research in Europe
213
methods 225 Comparability and nonharmonized data
227
Index
251

alization of Womens Studies across Europe 195 Some conclusions
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Gabriele Griffin is Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Hull. She is the co-founding editor of The Feminist Theory Journal. Recent publications include Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain (2003), Thinking Differently: A Reader in European Women's Studies, co-edited with Rosi Braidotti (Zed 2002), and HIV/AIDS and Representation: Visibility Blue/s (2000).

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