Gender Democracy in Trade Unions

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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Detailed interviews with activists and case studies of decision-making bodies show how different membership groups exploit equal opportunities strategies to facilitate or impede women. These case studies expose the conundrum of understanding women as a differentiated but distinct membership group. They illustrate why women activists need to be understood in their diverse and multiple roles of being low paid workers, black women, lesbians and members of political parties, but also demonstrate that women are most empowered when treated as an oppressed social group.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Making Sense of Democracy
9
UNISON in the Making
33
Copyright

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Dr. Anne McBride is an animal behaviourist lecturing in the Department of Adult Continuing Education at the University of Southampton. Her PhD thesis was on aspects of the social and parental behaviour of rabbits, and during her research she had bunnies living in her own home, moving them to the laboratory when they were due to give birth. She has worked on animal behaviour in a variety of contexts, including zoo animals and problem pets, and is a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors with her own consultancy.

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