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Doing Women''s Studies : Employment Opportunities, Personal Impacts and Social Consequences

By: Griffin, Gabriele.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2005Description: 1 online resource (271 p.).ISBN: 9781848131293.Subject(s): Women | Women''s studiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Doing Women''s Studies : Employment Opportunities, Personal Impacts and Social ConsequencesDDC classification: 331.4094 LOC classification: HD6134.D65 2005Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Tables and figure; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Gabriele Griffin ; Notes; 1 | Employment opportunities for women in Europe; Theoretical perspectives on women's employment in Europe ; Main features of women's employment in Europe ; Potential impact of Women's Studies training on equality of opportunity in employment in the EU ; Conclusions; 2 | Equal opportunities in cross-European perspective; Processes of institutionalization of equal opportunities ; (Un)equal opportunities in practice: the views of Women's Studies students ; Equal opportunities and employment
Equal opportunities and Women's Studies: Women's Studies graduates as agents of social change Conclusions; Notes; 3 | The institutionalization of Women's Studies in Europe; The institutionalization process of Women's Studies in Europe ; Some consequences of the uneven development of the institutionalization of Women's Studies; Some conclusions - future agendas ; Notes; 4 |The professionalization of Women's Studies students in Europe: expectations and experiences; Research questions and methodology ; Expectations and experiences of Women's Studies training
Employment sectors for Women's Studies Women's Studies training as a professionalization process ; Women's Studies offers professionalization of equal opportunities ; Gender expertise is of use in civil society ; Professionalization as mobility for specialists ; Women's Studies students professionalize themselves in the labour market ; The professionalism of Women's Studies graduates ; Transferable skills and the feminist lens ; Gender expertise ; Innovative working life practices ; Discourses of work and career ; Conclusion; Notes
5 | The impact of Women's Studies on its students' relationships and everyday practicesAccessing Women's Studies training ; The impact of Women's Studies on its students' personal lives ; Women's Studies as an identity project ; How Women's Studies achieves its impact ; Cultural contexts and Women's Studies ; Socio-domestic lifestyles ; Relationships within the family ; Relationships with children ; Relationships with partners and domestic arrangements ; Female friendship networks ; Overall quality of life ; Notes
6 | Educational migration and gender: Women's Studies students' educational mobility in Europe Student mobility in Women's Studies - the numbers ; 'Receiving' and 'sending': divisions by country ; Erasmus student mobility in general and gender equality ; Courses and credits ; Information and funding ; Motives for and impediments to studying abroad ; The experience of studying abroad ; The impact of study abroad on educational migrants ; Educational migration and European citizenship - some conclusions ; Notes; 7 | Gender, race, ethnicity and nationality in Europe: findings from a survey
Race, ethnicity, migration and Europe
Summary: Doing Women''s Studies provides unique information about, and insightful analyses of, the changing patterns of women''s employment in Europe; equal opportunities in a cross-European perspective; educational migration; gender, race, ethnicity and nationality; and the uneven prevalence and impact of Women''s Studies on the lifestyles and everyday practices of those women who have experienced it. The contributors are prominent feminist researchers from nine European countries. Their findings will be of interest to sociologists and gender experts working in the areas of gender, employment, equal opportunities and the impact of education on employment.
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Cover; Contents; Tables and figure; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Gabriele Griffin ; Notes; 1 | Employment opportunities for women in Europe; Theoretical perspectives on women's employment in Europe ; Main features of women's employment in Europe ; Potential impact of Women's Studies training on equality of opportunity in employment in the EU ; Conclusions; 2 | Equal opportunities in cross-European perspective; Processes of institutionalization of equal opportunities ; (Un)equal opportunities in practice: the views of Women's Studies students ; Equal opportunities and employment

Equal opportunities and Women's Studies: Women's Studies graduates as agents of social change Conclusions; Notes; 3 | The institutionalization of Women's Studies in Europe; The institutionalization process of Women's Studies in Europe ; Some consequences of the uneven development of the institutionalization of Women's Studies; Some conclusions - future agendas ; Notes; 4 |The professionalization of Women's Studies students in Europe: expectations and experiences; Research questions and methodology ; Expectations and experiences of Women's Studies training

Employment sectors for Women's Studies Women's Studies training as a professionalization process ; Women's Studies offers professionalization of equal opportunities ; Gender expertise is of use in civil society ; Professionalization as mobility for specialists ; Women's Studies students professionalize themselves in the labour market ; The professionalism of Women's Studies graduates ; Transferable skills and the feminist lens ; Gender expertise ; Innovative working life practices ; Discourses of work and career ; Conclusion; Notes

5 | The impact of Women's Studies on its students' relationships and everyday practicesAccessing Women's Studies training ; The impact of Women's Studies on its students' personal lives ; Women's Studies as an identity project ; How Women's Studies achieves its impact ; Cultural contexts and Women's Studies ; Socio-domestic lifestyles ; Relationships within the family ; Relationships with children ; Relationships with partners and domestic arrangements ; Female friendship networks ; Overall quality of life ; Notes

6 | Educational migration and gender: Women's Studies students' educational mobility in Europe Student mobility in Women's Studies - the numbers ; 'Receiving' and 'sending': divisions by country ; Erasmus student mobility in general and gender equality ; Courses and credits ; Information and funding ; Motives for and impediments to studying abroad ; The experience of studying abroad ; The impact of study abroad on educational migrants ; Educational migration and European citizenship - some conclusions ; Notes; 7 | Gender, race, ethnicity and nationality in Europe: findings from a survey

Race, ethnicity, migration and Europe

Doing Women''s Studies provides unique information about, and insightful analyses of, the changing patterns of women''s employment in Europe; equal opportunities in a cross-European perspective; educational migration; gender, race, ethnicity and nationality; and the uneven prevalence and impact of Women''s Studies on the lifestyles and everyday practices of those women who have experienced it. The contributors are prominent feminist researchers from nine European countries. Their findings will be of interest to sociologists and gender experts working in the areas of gender, employment, equal opportunities and the impact of education on employment.

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Gabriele Griffin is Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Hull. She is the co-founding editor of The Feminist Theory Journal. Recent publications include Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain (2003), Thinking Differently: A Reader in European Women's Studies, co-edited with Rosi Braidotti (Zed 2002), and HIV/AIDS and Representation: Visibility Blue/s (2000).

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