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Women Past and Present

Biographic and Multidisciplinary Studies

Editor(s): Maria Zina Gonçalves de Abreu
Contributors: Cristina Maria Lopes Pereira Vieira;

Book Description

In Western societies, many traditional feminist claims have already been fulfilled both in law and in official discourse. Indeed, legislative steps have already been taken towards securing civil and political rights and equal opportunities for women. This, of course, is not the case in many other regions of the world, as some of the chapters in this book clearly testify. Yet, notwithstanding the gains achieved in Western societies, residual forms of resistance and prejudice still persist in discourses, categories and discriminative practices in this so-called “post-feminist” era. Furthermore, new manifestations of asymmetries in gender relations and new ways of thinking and experiencing subjectivity are currently emerging, as a result of growing globalisation, economic crises, migration patterns, female sex and labour trafficking, trans-nationalism, and new technologies, not to mention the beauty and body sculpting industries.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5679-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5679-7
Date of Publication: 01/05/2014
Pages / Size: 298 / A5
Price: £44.99


Maria Zina Gonçalves de Abreu is Associate Professor at the University of Madeira, and Senior Researcher at ULICES-Ceaul (Research Centre of American Studies), University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her main areas of expertise are English and American cultural studies, but she has also dedicated much of her academic and research activities to women’s studies.

Steve Fleetwood is Professor of Human Resource Management and Employee Relations at the University of the West of England, and has two areas of expertise. He specialises in all aspects of (paid and non-paid) work and employment, ranging from how men and women find jobs via labour markets, to what they do, and how they are managed, once in the workplace. He also specialises in the application of the philosophy of social science, especially critical realism, to organisation, management, work and employment studies, labour economics, human resource management, and employee relations.