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Women's Agency, Activism and Organization

Lee, Catherine, Logan, Anne F. (2017) Women's Agency, Activism and Organization. Women's History Review, . ISSN 0961-2025. E-ISSN 1747-583X. (doi:10.1080/09612025.2017.1346880)


Agency, activism and organisation have been central and constant themes in women’s and gender history. They provide useful lenses through which to study women’s interaction with the social world. Both separately and in combination, they constitute a valuable analytical framework for the study of women’s lives, culture and experience in past societies by foregrounding and articulating historical challenges made to patriarchy, social structure and the status quo. Agency highlights the individual action/social structure explanatory dichotomy whilst activism and organisation help focus on the specific ways in which women have challenged, resisted, overthrown or gained entrance to social structures and institutions that had tended to ignore, exclude, disadvantage or penalise them.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09612025.2017.1346880
Uncontrolled keywords: women's history gender feminism
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Anne Logan
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 10:20 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 13:19 UTC
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