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The View from the Community

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter presents findings on the impact of the Bank framework of women as ‘agents of change’ on the Bank's projects and the communities at which they are aimed, using TINP. It is a critical ... More


Our Towns

James Hinton

in Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243297
eISBN:
9780191714054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243297.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter returns to the wider female associational world, examining attempts to consolidate women's organizations around a non-partisan reformist agenda which reflected their conviction that, ... More


Netherlands: Political Careers between Central Party Dominance and New Pressures

Monique Leijenaar and Kees Niemöller

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the Netherlands, political parties decide on who becomes part of the political class, even if the need for political reform has influenced these recruitment practices and over time the parliament ... More


“After that paper, there would be no turning back”

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter brings forth the debate which was initiated in black Women's Liberation groups as well as white groups over men being regarded as being the oppressors of women. Groups were formed among ... More


Social Justice, Hegemony, and Women’s Mobilizations

Joanna Regulska and Magdalena Grabowska

in Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724262
eISBN:
9780814724255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on women's mobilizations in postcommunist societies. Women of various social backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations have been mobilizing for diverse causes throughout the ... More


“We United with Our Sisters of Other Faiths in Petitioning for Peace”: Jewish Women, Peace Activism, and Acculturation

Melissa R. Klapper

in Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748947
eISBN:
9780814749463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748947.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the expansion of American Jewish women's peace activism, which also predated suffrage victory but achieved new power and recognition during and after the First World War. ... More


Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Joel D. Aberbach and Gillian Peele (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This volume explores the problems facing the contemporary conservative movement and the Republican Party in the United States. The chapters analyze a range of issues confronting the American right, ... More


“We Jewish Women Should Be Especially Interested in Our New Citizenship”: American Jewish Women and the Suffrage Movement

Melissa R. Klapper

in Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748947
eISBN:
9780814749463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748947.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces Jewish women's suffrage activism from the creation of National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1890 through the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 and ... More


The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Handel Reynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In 2009, an influential panel of medical experts ignited a controversy when they recommended that most women should not begin routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer until the age of fifty, ... More


Evacuation

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The chapter discusses the government-sponsored evacuation of women and children from areas considered the most likely targets of German air raids and their billeting in private ... More


Gender and “Communities of Practice”: Escaping the Regulatory Boundaries of Formal Education

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the unexpected consequences of state efforts to harness women's educational attainment to its own developmental goals over the postwar period. Women's education was initially ... More


Politically Excluded “Commoners”: A Gendered Pathway to Participation

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter introduces two sets of focus group participants—all women of voting age living in the Tokyo metropolitan area. These women use emphatic narratives about education, self-improvement, ... More


Adele Azar’s Notebook: Charity and Feminism

Salim Tamari

in Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520291256
eISBN:
9780520965102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291256.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter demonstrates how at the turn of the century, the use of family endowments and benevolent associations created the earliest forms of independent women's groups. It studies the notebook of ... More


Grassroots Activism and Female Antislavery Societies

Stacey M. Robertson

in Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834084
eISBN:
9781469606330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899489_robertson.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on Lucy Wright, sister of famed abolitionist Elizur Wright, and Betsey Mix Cowles, who lived only eighty miles from Wright. Cowles had recently founded the Ashtabula County ... More


Violence, abuse and health

Lesley Laing

in Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421951
eISBN:
9781447303541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores violence against women as an example of gendered health inequality and argues that good health policy and practice must address this manifestation of gender inequality. Social ... More


Understanding impact and its enabling conditions: learning from people engaged in collaborative research

Alex Haynes

in The Impact of Co-Production: From Community Engagement To Social Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447330288
eISBN:
9781447330332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330288.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter illustrates two examples of collaborative research with women's groups, from an Australian research study, exploring how people make their lives in new places. It draws attention to some ... More


‘The statutory woman whose main task was to explore what women … were likely to think’: Margaret Thatcher and women’s politics in the 1950s and 1960s

Krista Cowman

in Rethinking Right-Wing Women: Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s To the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994389
eISBN:
9781526132383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994389.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

After Margaret Thatcher's death much was made of her opposition to feminism, most of it self-expressed.  Nevertheless, particularly in her early years in politics, Thatcher was less keen to distance ... More


Support resources: When and where presidents appoint ministers with links to clients of their department

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

in Women in Presidential Cabinets: Power Players or Abundant Tokens?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190491420
eISBN:
9780190491444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491420.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 6 examines the group links of ministers. It assesses whether women and men are equally likely to bring the political capital resource of support resources to the administration. In most ... More


Why Do Women Co-Operate More in Women’s Groups?

James Fearon and Macartan Humphreys

in Towards Gender Equity in Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198829591
eISBN:
9780191868115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829591.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A substantial amount of development programming assumes that women have preferences or aptitudes that are more conducive to economic development. For example, conditional cash transfer programmes ... More


Maud Pember Reeves

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Maud Pember Reeves. It focuses on her graphic account of working class life in the London district of North Lambeth, describing a project carried out by the Fabian Women's ... More


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