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Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Christina Schwabenland, Chris Lange, Jenny Onyx, and Sachiko Nakagawa


Women are at the heart of civil society organisations. Through them they have achieved many successes, challenged oppressive practices at local and global levels and have developed outstanding entrepreneurial activities. Yet CSO research tends to ignore considerations of gender and the rich history of activist feminist organisations is rarely examined. This anthology 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 t ... More

Keywords: women, emancipation, civil society organisations, social media, equal opportunities, gender, feminist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447324775
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324775.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Schwabenland, editor
University of Bedfordshire

Chris Lange, editor
Alice Salomon-University of Applied Social Sciences

Jenny Onyx, editor
University Technology Sydney

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One Introducing the anthology

Christina Schwabenland, Chris Lange, Jenny Onyx and Sachiko Nakagawa1

Section One Organising for emancipation

Five New gender-political impulses from Eastern Europe: the case of Pussy Riot

Eva Maria Hinterhuber and Gesine Fuchs (in collaboration with Anica Waldendorf)1

Section Two: Emancipating organisation(s)

Sixteen Organising for emancipation/emancipating organisations?

Jenny Onyx, Christina Schwabenland, Chris Lange and Sachiko Nakagawa

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