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Majority-minority relations in contemporary women's movements : strategic sisterhood /
by Line Nyhagen Predelli ... [et al.].
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xvi, 335 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230246583 (hbk.), 9780230246584 (hbk.)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
0230246583 (hbk.)
9780230246584 (hbk.)
contents note
Women's movements, gender equality, citizenship and ethnic diversity in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom -- Women's movements in Norway, Spain and the UK -- Citizenship, recognition and justice -- Political opportunities and violence against women -- Researching women's movements -- Towards strategic sisterhood on balanced terms: recognition, participation, inclusion and solidarity -- Seeking policy impact -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
8581178
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-316) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2013-03-01:
Comparative studies of social movements are always useful. In this work, the authors take on the relationships among majority and minority women's groups in three multicultural European countries (the UK, Norway, and Spain) as they examine concepts of citizenship, gender, and diversity. The project is part of FEMCIT's work funded by the European Commission. Using historical and contemporary data, the authors test concepts of sisterhood, cooperative alliances for public policy, and mobilization around particular agendas. They find (not surprisingly) that ethnic minority women's organizations (defined as black, migrant, indigenous, native) and ethnic majority ones differ considerably in their definitions, agendas (especially race and migration/immigration), organizing principles, and relationships with states as well as with one another. They also demonstrate that there are areas of cooperation that vary over history and time in each of the societies. There are quite detailed and very useful historical materials of the movements in the three countries. However, much of the book's early part provides overly extensive (and repetitive) detail on the research process and its ethics, questions, and language. This is a usual part of feminist research, but delays getting to the project itself. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. P. LeClerc St. Lawrence University
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This volume examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, and women's movements' participation in and influence on public policy that focuses on violence against women.
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This book examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom
Long Description
White, Black, indigenous, national and ethnic minority women's movements in Europe are rooted in different communities and have emerged along separate paths. This book examines how relations between ethnic majority and minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom have developed and are being talked about by movement activists. Different historical and socio-political factors, state structures, and social movement and civil society characteristics provide the background for why ethnic majority and minority women have organized separately along racial and ethnic lines. In turn, separate organizing, as well as differing political interests, have made it challenging for women's movement organizations to cooperate across racial and ethnic divides. A complex picture of conflict and disunity, as well as strategic sisterhood alliance, characterizes their relationships. This book examines the gender, racial and ethnic patterns of women's movement mobilization, the articulation of critiques against majority women's movements from minority women, responses from majority women's movements, and efforts at joint mobilization and strategic sisterhood in the area of violence against women.
Main Description
This book examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, and women's movements' participation in and influence on public policy that focuses on violence against women.
Table of Contents
Dedication
Preface
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Women's Movements, Gender Equality, Citizenship and Ethnic Diversity in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom
Women's Movements in Norway, Spain and the UK
Citizenship, Recognition and Justice
Political Opportunities and Violence Against Women
Researching Women's Movements
Towards Strategic Sisterhood on Balanced Terms: Recognition, Participation, Inclusion and Solidarity
Seeking Policy Impact
Conclusion
Bibliography
Appendices
Index
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