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Minority Women and Austerity
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Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain

Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu


This book examines minority women’s experiences of and activism within the austerity regimes of France and Britain. Through in depth case studies of the particular dynamics of austerity and activism in Scotland, England and France, we explore how activists operate in this moment of political and economic uncertainty and practice a ‘politics of survival’ (Hill Collins 2000). It explores how race, class, gender and legal status interact and shape both minority women’s grassroots anti-austerity activism in each country and what kinds of claims and political actors are recognised and legitimated b ... More

Keywords: Minority women, women of colour, activism, austerity, economic crisis, migrant women, France, Scotland, England, intersectionality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447327134
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447327134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leah Bassel, author
University of Leicester

Akwugo Emejulu, author
University of Warwick