All in this together? Feminisms, academia, austerity

  • Davies H
  • O'Callaghan C
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Abstract

Since the onset of widespread economic crisis in 2008, varied policy-makers, critics, lobbyists and charities have vocalised concern about the impact of austerity measures on women’s lives across the globe. Evidence repeatedly suggests that far from being ‘all in it together’1 – as the UK coalition government’s rhetoric suggests – austerity measures ‘undermine women’s rights, perpetuate existing gender inequalities and create new ones’ (European Women’s Lobby 2012, p. 4)

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  • Helen Davies

  • Claire O'Callaghan

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