Recognition Struggles and Social Movements: Contested Identities, Agency and Power

Recognition Struggles and Social Movements: Contested Identities, Agency and Power

by Barbara Hobson
     
 

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This study looks comparatively and cross-nationally at the dynamic interplay between those fighting for a fairer division of economic resources and those struggling for recognition and respect of group differences. The book addresses key debates on the political gender of multiculturalism and identity politics with original empirical research. Written by prominent

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This study looks comparatively and cross-nationally at the dynamic interplay between those fighting for a fairer division of economic resources and those struggling for recognition and respect of group differences. The book addresses key debates on the political gender of multiculturalism and identity politics with original empirical research. Written by prominent scholars across disciplinary and geographical borders, it transcends social movement studies by confronting issues of power and governance, authenticity, and boundary making.

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"One cannot help but be impressed by the breadth and epth of this admirable collection." Voluntas

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ISBN-13:
9780521536080
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/22/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
850,201
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Hobson is a Professor of Sociology and holds a chair in Sociology and Gender Studies at Stockholm University. Her most recent publications include Making Men into Fathers: Men, Masculinities and the Social Politics of Fatherhood (Cambridge, 2002), Gender and Citizenship in Transition and the co-edited collection (with Jane Lewis and Birte Siim) Contested Concepts: Gender and Social Politics.

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