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Gender Autonomy in Western Europe

An Imprecise Revolution

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rina Singh
    Pages 1-26
  3. Rina Singh
    Pages 27-53
  4. Rina Singh
    Pages 54-89
  5. Rina Singh
    Pages 90-112
  6. Rina Singh
    Pages 113-147
  7. Rina Singh
    Pages 148-174
  8. Rina Singh
    Pages 175-183
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 184-236

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Rina Singh's book compares seventeen Western European countries in the area of women's involvement in the public sphere (participation and policies affecting it) and private sphere (roles and policies affecting it). The interaction between the two spheres is analysed to determine where countries lie in the process towards gender autonomy - ultimately the ability of each sex to make free lifestyle choices to participate in both or either the public and private spheres in a way that neither penalises nor rewards the choices in material and/or social terms. Four models of gender autonomy are proposed.


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