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    Imaginaries of Europe: technologies of gender, economies of power

    Lewis, Gail (2006) Imaginaries of Europe: technologies of gender, economies of power. European Journal of Women's Studies 13 (2), pp. 87-102. ISSN 1350-5068.

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    Abstract

    This article explores some of the ways in which ideas about and attempts to construct a European identity and sense of belonging inscribe an imaginary of Europe that is exclusionary and elitist. It suggests that the symbolic figure of ‘the immigrant woman’ is a container category that simultaneously signifies the non-European and tests and destabilizes claims to Europe's essential characteristics. It also argues that traces of this imaginary of Europe can be found in feminist scholarship on global care chains and that the spatial category of ‘the domestic’ is the invisible seam that ties this scholarship to the hegemonic imaginary of Europe.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 15:32
    Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 15:32
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19570

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