The Minority Women and Austerity

Survival and Resistance in France and Britain

Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

The Minority Women and Austerity

Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447327134 Will Publish August 2017 For sale in North and South America only
As austerity measures continue throughout Europe, its effects are felt differently by different groups of citizens. This book looks at how minority women in France and Britain have coped with austerity. Crucially, it casts them not as passive victims, but as active agents finding ways to survive, using their race, class, gender, and legal status as resources for collective action at a moment when left-wing politics and non-governmental organizations have failed them. Making use of in-depth case studies, Minority Women and Austerity offers an unprecedented look at the changing relationship among the state, the market, and civil society, and the opportunities and dilemmas that creates for minority women.
Review Quotes
Majella Kilkey, University of Sheffield
"This book's focus on minority women's agency and resistance makes a valuable contribution to research on crisis and austerity."
Ann Phoenix, University College London
"Brings a theoretically sophisticated intersectional approach to interviews with minority ethnic women activists and policy officers and illuminates the multifaceted ways in which the women experience and resist often patronizing initiatives. The insights are compelling and repay close reading. It is hoped that future initiatives will start from the insights it provides."
Khursheed Wadia, University of Warwick
"For detailed, original analyses of minority women’s activism and claims-making in this Europe of austerity politics, read this excellent book."
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