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    Gendered Mobilizations against Austerity in Ireland

    Cullen, Pauline and Murphy, Mary P. (2017) Gendered Mobilizations against Austerity in Ireland. Gender, Work and Organisation, 24 (1). pp. 83-97. ISSN 1468-0432

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    This article examines the impact of the economic and social crisis in shaping political agency in women's and feminist organizations in the context of Irish austerity. Examining forms of political agency exercised by women in a range of gendered mobilizations, we isolate examples of defensive agency that seek to protect women's interests from fiscal retrenchment. Despite the damage to gender infrastructure we argue that feminist agency remains crucial to realizing gender equality in public and private decision making. Evidence suggests that in the Irish context, despite deep austerity, gendered forms of mobilization are resisting retrenchment but are doing so in an absence of intersectional solidarities.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; crisis; gender; feminist organizations; defensive political agency;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 11342
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    Depositing User: Dr. Pauline Cullen
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 13:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Gender, Work and Organisation
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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