Policy Press

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Austerity, Women and the Role of the State

Lived Experiences of the Crisis

By Vicki Dabrowski

Published

4 Nov 2020

Page count

210 pages

Series

Gender and Sociology

ISBN

978-1529210521

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

4 Nov 2020

Page count

210 pages

Series

Gender and Sociology

ISBN

978-1529210545

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

4 Nov 2020

Page count

210 pages

Series

Gender and Sociology

ISBN

978-1529210545

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Austerity, Women and the Role of the State

Using interviews with women from diverse backgrounds, Dabrowski makes an invaluable contribution to the debates around the gendered politics of austerity in the UK.

Exploring the symbiotic relationship between the state’s legitimization of austerity and women’s everyday experiences, she reveals how unjust policies are produced, how alternatives are silenced and highlights the different ways in which women are used or blamed.

By understanding austerity as more than simply an economic project, this book fills important gaps in existing knowledge on state, gender and class relations in the context of UK austerity.

"A unique account of how austerity is lived in radically different ways and how state policies are about the distribution of intimate feelings, not just economics." Beverley Skeggs, Lancaster University

“Many people know (or should) that austerity policies impact particularly harshly on women. This exceptional study shows exactly how. It is essential reading about brutal politics.” Mary Evans, University of Kent

Vicki Dabrowski is Associate Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. Her research interests include gender, class inequality and the role of the state.

Introduction

The Political Project of Austerity

Living In and With Austerity

Navigating through Austerity

Austerity Talk

Austerity and Feminism(s)

Austerity Future(s)?

Conclusion: The State Women Are Now In