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Intimate citizenship and gendered well-being: the claims and interventions of women’s movements in Europe

Roseneil, Sasha and Crowhurst, Isabel and Hellesund, T. and Santos, A.C. and Stoilova, Mariya (2011) Intimate citizenship and gendered well-being: the claims and interventions of women’s movements in Europe. In: Woodward, A. and Bonvin, J.M. and Renom, M. (eds.) Transforming Gendered Well-Being in Europe: The Impact of Social Movements. Gender and Well-Being. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, pp. 187-212. ISBN 9781409402831.

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Abstract

European social movements improve the well-being of men and women but need further analysis through a gender-sensitive lens. Taking an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this book examines the impact of European social movements on gendered political and material well-being. Insights from history, politics, sociology and gender studies help identify how social movements have been instrumental in changing individual well-being through participation and empowerment. These movements have contributed to collective well-being thanks to victories in health, sexualities, political recognition and access to material goods. The contributions pay particular attention to the role of women activists in social movements varying from unions and religious movements to the women's movement itself. The settings range from 19th century Catalonia to Switzerland and Poland, including studies on European transnational movements today and their impact on global gendered well-being. The authors consider how gender has been important in defining the goals, strategies and outcomes of social movements. Thanks to the international spread of contributions a comparative record can be examined. Together the authors provide unique and concrete illustrations of the role of collective action and the participatory process on transforming women and well-being in European societies. The book provides essential insights for students and scholars working on social and women's movements, European well-being and welfare, and transnational action.

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Additional Information: Used by permission of the Publishers from ‘Intimate citizenship and gendered well-being: the claims and interventions of women's movements in Europe’, in Transforming Gendered Well-Being in Europe ed. Alison E. Woodward, Jean-Michel Bonvin and Mercè Renom (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 187–212. Copyright © 2011
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2011 09:44
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 13:08
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4447

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