Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9781447324782 Published January 2018 For sale in North and South America only
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Women’s Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations

Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Edited by Christina Schwabenland, Chris Lange, Jenny Onyx, and Sachiko Nakagawa

Women’s Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations

Edited by Christina Schwabenland, Chris Lange, Jenny Onyx, and Sachiko Nakagawa

Distributed for Bristol University Press

474 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2016
Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9781447324782 Published January 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9781447324775 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Women are at the heart of civil society organizations (CSOs) that challenge oppressive practices at a local and global level and develop outstanding entrepreneurial activities. Yet CSO research tends to ignore considerations of gender, and the rich history of activist feminist organizations is rarely examined. This collection corrects that oversight, exploring the nexus between the emancipation of women and their roles in CSOs. Featuring contrasting, international studies from a wide range of contributors, it covers emerging issues such as the role of social media in organizing, the significance of religion in many cultural contexts, activism in Eastern Europe, and the impact of environmental degradation on women’s lives. Asking whether involvement in CSOs offers a potential source of emancipation for women or maintains the status quo, this book will have an impact on both equal-opportunity policy and practice.

Contents
Images, figures, maps and tables
About the authors
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Annette Zimmer
One Introducing the anthology
Christina Schwabenland, Chris Lange, Jenny Onyx and Sachiko Nakagawa
Two A global analysis of the empowerment paradigm and the influence of feminism in women’s NGOs
Ruth Phillips
Section One: Organising for emancipation
Three Se Non Ora Quando? (‘If not now, when?’) The birth, growth and challenges of a new voice within the feminist scenario in Italy
Elena Elia
Four Street harassment activism in the twenty-first century
Rochelle Keyhan
Five New gender-political impulses from Eastern Europe: the case of Pussy Riot
Eva Maria Hinterhuber and Gesine Fuchs
Six How a feminist activist group builds its repertoire of actions: a case study
Fabien Hildwein
Seven From feminist extravagance to citizen demand: the movement for abortion legalization in Uruguay
Inés M Pousadela
Eight Sustainability from the bottom up: women as change agents in the Niger Delta
Charisma Acey
Section two: Emancipating organization(s)
Nine A women’s NGO as an incubator: promoting identity-based associations in Nepalese civil society
Masako Tanaka
Ten Gender democracy and women’s self-empowerment: a case of Somali diaspora civil society
Marco Tavanti, Cawo Abdi and Blaire MacHarg
Eleven The role of civil society organisations in emancipating Portuguese Roma women
Raqual Rego
Twelve Breaking down dichotomies in the narratives of women’s activism in Morocco
Aura Lounasmaa
Thirteen Working within associations: recognition in the public space for women?
Annie Dussuet and Érika Flahault
Fourteen Flexible working practices in charities: supporting or hindering women’s emancipation in the workplace
Sally A East and Gareth G Morgan
Fifteen Examining and contextualizing Kenya’s Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation (MYWO) through an African feminist lens
Anne Namatsi Lutomia, Brenda Nyandiko, Sanya and Dorothy Owino Rombo
Sixteen Organising for emancipation/emancipating organisations?
Jenny Onyx, Christina Schwabenland, Chris Lange and Sachiko Nakagawa
Index
 
Review Quotes
Voluntas
"This anthology is a testament to both women's activism and the idea that together women's civil society organizations across the world can make a collective difference."
Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmiths, University of London
“An essential guide to research on civil society organizations and women’s empowerment in a wide range of international contexts.”
Charlotte Holgersson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
“Rife with important insights for researchers and practitioners with emancipatory ambitions, and a wonderful example of the value of cross-fertilizing gender studies and research into civil society organizations.”
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