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Minority Women and AusteritySurvival and Resistance in France and Britain$
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Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327134

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327134.001.0001

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Taking minority women’s activism seriously

Taking minority women’s activism seriously

(p.1) One Taking minority women’s activism seriously
Minority Women and Austerity

Leah Bassel

Akwugo Emejulu

Policy Press

In this introductory chapter, we discuss the three national contexts in which our research project was based, highlighting the particular citizenship regimes of each country and the implications for our minority women activists. We then move on to provide further details about the research, detailing our methods, sampling, participant characteristics and coding and analysis frame. We define the key terms that we will be using throughout this book. Finally, we conclude with an overview of how the 2008 economic crisis and subsequent austerity measures impacted on minority and migrant women in France and Britain.

Keywords:   Economic crisis, Austerity, France, England, Scotland, Intersectionality, Activism, Minority women, Politics of survival

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