Working the spaces of power: activism, neoliberalism and gendered labour

Newman, Janet (2012). Working the spaces of power: activism, neoliberalism and gendered labour. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781849666725

Abstract

This book highlights the way in which contemporary forms of governance, policy and politics have been reframed by women 'working the spaces of power'. It shows how they took activist commitments into their working lives, in the process negotiating the terrain of neoliberal governance. Their work generated new political movements, community initiatives, public policies, organisational rationalities and forms of knowledge work.
The book draws on over 50 interviews with women from four generations to interrogate, develop and challenge existing approaches to understanding social and political change.

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