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Living Against Austerity: A Feminist Investigation of Doing Activism and Being Activist

Emma Craddock


With austerity’s disproportionately heavy impact on women now apparent, this engaging book considers activism against it from a feminist perspective. Emma Craddock goes deep inside activist culture to explore the many cultural and emotional dimensions of political participation. She questions what motivates and sustains protest, considering the enabling aspects of solidarity and empathy, as well as the constraining factors of negative emotions and gendered barriers associated with activism, examining the role of gender and emotion within protest. This is a lived-in study that gets to the heart ... More

Keywords: Austerity, Activism, Gender, Emotion, Feminist, Culture, Identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529205701
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529205701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emma Craddock, author
Birmingham City University