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Sexual equality in an integrated Europe - R. Amy Elman

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Title
Sexual equality in an integrated Europe - virtual equality
Author
R. Amy Elman
format
Hardback
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080409

This book examines the role of 'Europe' in defining, maintaining, constructing, and remedying sex discrimination. The author investigates the origins, institutions, and policies associated with recent European Union efforts to stem violence against women, sex trafficking, racism, and heterosexism.

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R. AMY ELMAN writes on politics and social inequality in contemporary Europe. She is editor of Sexual Politics and the European Union (1996) and author of Sexual Subordination and State Intervention: Comparing Sweden and the United States (1996). She is also a Professor of Political Science at Kalamazoo College, Michigan.

"What is special about this account of European integration and gender is that is gives equal weight to what used to be called body politics as to the better known areas of employment rights and reconciliation of work and family. This means that it examines in detail the impact of European level policy and attitudes in areas such as violence against women, trafficking, gay rights, and the institutional treatment of marriage and personal relationships. This begins to give a more rounded picture."


- Catherine Hoskyns, Professor Emerita in European Studies, Coventry University, United Kingdom

"Elman offers a much-needed critical appraisal of the EU s gender equality initiatives. With a sharp eye for the gap between rhetoric and reality, she exposes how the language and politics of integration increase expectations for equality but actually allow both the Member States and the transnational polity to avoid responsibility for implementation. By putting the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in the center of her analysis, Elman reveals how women of color, lesbians, and immigrants fall through the cracks of gender policy-making in Europe, a failure that has implications for all women who place their hopes for equality in the modernization of gender regimes that the EU exemplifies."


- Myra Max Ferree, Martindale Bascom Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for German and European Studies, University of Wisconsin

Type
BOOK
Edition
2007
Keyword Index
Sex discrimination against women - European Union countries.|Women's rights - European Union countries.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
206

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