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New Agendas for Women
Edited by Sylvia Walby
 
 
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28 May 1999
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This book sets out a new policy agenda for women. Gender relations are being transformed and a new gender settlement is being created. The challenge to ensure the social inclusion of women within this new settlement is complicated by the diversity in women's lives, in particular between those who are qualified and able to engage in employment and those who are not. Policy concerns that the book addresses include: the welfare provision women need in order to become full citizens; the needs of children and of the elderly; how equal opportunities law could be made to work more effectively; and how to protect women against violence. The concluding chapters address the challenge of ensuring that women are politically represented. This wide-ranging book is written by leading academics who have advised key members of the Labour Party.


Description

This book sets out a new policy agenda for women. Gender relations are being transformed and a new gender settlement is being created. The challenge to ensure the social inclusion of women within this new settlement is complicated by the diversity in women's lives, in particular between those who are qualified and able to engage in employment and those who are not. Policy concerns that the book addresses include: the welfare provision women need in order to become full citizens; the needs of children and of the elderly; how equal opportunities law could be made to work more effectively; and how to protect women against violence. The concluding chapters address the challenge of ensuring that women are politically represented. This wide-ranging book is written by leading academics who have advised key members of the Labour Party.


Contents

Foreword; Clare Short, MP
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; S.Walby
What Welfare Provision do Women Need in Order to become Full Citizens? R.Lister
Work, Gender and Unemployment: a Household Perspective; L.Morris
Caring for Children; J.Brannen
What do Older Women Want?; M.Maynard
Women and Pensions; J.Ginn & S.Arber
Revisiting the Sex Equality Laws; J.Gregory
Violence against Women: a Policy of Neglect or a Neglect of Policy? L.Kelly
A Crisis in Masculinity, or New Agendas for Men?; J.Hearn
Re-thinking the Boundaries of Political Representation; J.Squires
Sexing Political Behaviour in Britain; J.Lovenduski
Index


Authors

Sylvia Walby is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds. She was previously Professor and Head of Department of Sociology at Bristol University; and Director of the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics. She has been Chair of the Women's Studies Network UK and President of the European Sociological Association. She has organised a series of seminars advising senior members of the Labour Party on matters relating to policy for women, in which all the contributors to this volume participated.