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Austerity, Women and the Role of the State: Lived Experiences of the Crisis

Vicki Dabrowski


Using interviews with women from diverse backgrounds, the author of this book makes an invaluable contribution to the debates around the gendered politics of austerity in the UK. Exploring the symbiotic relationship between the state's legitimization of austerity and women's everyday experiences, the book reveals how unjust policies are produced, how alternatives are silenced and highlights the different ways in which women are used or blamed. By understanding austerity as more than simply an economic project, the book fills important gaps in existing knowledge on state, gender and class relat ... More

Keywords: women, gendered politics, austerity, unjust policy, gender, class relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529210521
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210521.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vicki Dabrowski, author
University of York