Transforming Gendered Well-being in Europe: The Impact of Social Movements

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Alison E. Woodward, Jean-Michel Bonvin, Mercè Renom
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Political Science - 281 pages
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Social movements can improve the well-being of men and women but are frequently analyzed through a gender-neutral lens. This book examines the impact of social movements on political and material well-being, self-definition, and the capabilities to be gendered political actors in transnational political spaces.
 

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Contents

THE TRANSFORMATION OF POLITICAL AND MATERIAL
11
Material
17
The Impacts of Class and Gender on the First Wave
33
The Struggles for Autonomy
51
The Swiss Case
67
Protest Gender
83
THE TRANSFORMATION OF INTIMATE CITIZENSHIP
97
Dutch Womens Health Care Movement and the Transformation
117
Lesbian Activism in Portugal
151
The Impact of
169
The Claims
187
THE TRANSFORMATION OF POLITICAL FORA
207
Care Economies and Collective WellBeing in Contemporary
249
The Role of Social Movements in Transforming
265
Index
273
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Womens Activism
133

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About the author (2011)

Alison E. Woodward is Research Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium. Jean-Michel Bonvin is lecturer at the University of Western Switzerland, Lausanne, Switzerland. Merce Renom is historian and researcher at the Institut Interuniversitari d'Estudis de Dones i Genere (Interuniversity Institute for Women and Gender Studies), Barcelona, Spain.

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