Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9781447324782 Will Publish December 2017 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'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 Policy Press at the University of Bristol

474 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9781447324782 Will Publish December 2017 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.
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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