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Minority women, austerity and activism

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journal contribution
posted on 10.12.2015, 16:20 by Akwugo Emejulu, Leah Bassel
Based on their study of minority women’s activism in the context of the economic crisis in Scotland, England and France, the authors question how well third sector organisations, policy-makers and social movements have responded to minority women’s perspectives and needs arising from austerity and racism. Apart from being disproportionately affected by the cuts, minority women are also undermined by dominant discourses which can (mis)represent them as either ‘victims’ or ‘enterprising actors’. There appears, from the excerpted interviews, to be a disconnect between minority women’s experiences and analyses of their precarity, their desire to take radical action and the compliant and domesticating projects and programmes that are currently being offered by some of their third sector ‘allies’.

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Citation

Race and Class, 2015, 57 (2), pp. 86-95

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Sociology

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Race and Class

Publisher

SAGE Publications

issn

0306-3968

eissn

1741-3125

Copyright date

2015

Available date

10/12/2015

Publisher version

http://rac.sagepub.com/content/57/2/86

Language

en