Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations
Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?
Lange, Chris (editor)
Nakagawa, Sachiko (editor)
Onyx, Jenny (editor)
Schwabenland, Christina (editor)
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Women are at the heart of civil society organisations. Through them they have achieved many successes, challenged oppressive practices at a local and global level and have developed outstanding entrepreneurial activities. Yet Civil Service Organisation (CSO) research tends to ignore considerations of gender and the rich history of activist feminist organisations is rarely examined. This collection examines the nexus between the emancipation of women, and their role(s) in these organisations. Featuring contrasting studies from a wide range of contributors from different parts of the world, it covers emerging issues such as the role of social media in organising, the significance of religion in many cultural contexts, activism in Eastern Europe and the impact of environmental degradation on women’s lives.
KeywordsSocial Science; Women's Studies
Publication date and place2017
ImprintBristol University Press
Gender studies: women