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Maria de Tomé Movimento Sem Terra (MST) settlement, along with three Afro-Brazilian women’s poetry collectives of the periphery of Fortaleza (Elaspoemas, BaRRosas and Pretarau), and our own kinship-making praxis as authors who have been collaborating for the last 14 years. In this chapter, we explore feminist/feminised protest camps as embodiments of Black, campesino (peasant farmer) and Indigenous sovereignties and reoccupations of tierra as both body and land. We stretch our conceptualisation of protest to the feminisation of resistance, our conceptualisation

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Entanglements, Critiques and Re-Imaginings

This ground-breaking collection interrogates protest camps as sites of gendered politics and feminist activism.

Drawing on case studies that range from Cold War women-only peace camps to more recent mixed-gender examples from around the world, diverse contributors reflect on the recurrence of gendered, racialised and heteronormative structures in protest camps, and their potency and politics as feminist spaces.

While developing an intersectional analysis of the possibilities and limitations of protest camps, this book also tells new and inspiring stories of feminist organising and agency. It will appeal to feminist theorists and activists, as well as to social movement scholars.

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Challenging or maintaining the status quo?

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Women are at the heart of civil society organisations. Through them they have achieved many successes, challenged oppressive practices at a local and global level and have developed outstanding entrepreneurial activities. Yet Civil Service Organisation (CSO) research tends to ignore considerations of gender and the rich history of activist feminist organisations is rarely examined.

This collection examines the nexus between the emancipation of women, and their role(s) in these organisations. Featuring contrasting studies from a wide range of contributors from different parts of the world, it covers emerging issues such as the role of social media in organising, the significance of religion in many cultural contexts, activism in Eastern Europe and the impact of environmental degradation on women’s lives. Asking whether involvement in CSOs offers a potential source of emancipation for women or maintains the status quo, this anthology will also have an impact on policy and practice in relation to equal opportunities.

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the feminization of resistance in the Niger Delta, in SR Poyntz and J Kennelly (eds) Phenomenology of youth cultures and globalization: Lifeworlds and surplus meaning in changing times (pp 132–53), New York: Routledge Ukeje, C, 2004, From Aba to Ugborodo: Gender identity and alternative discourse of social protest among women in the Oil Delta of Nigeria, Oxford Development Studies 32, 4, 605–17 Ukiwo, U, 2003, Politics, ethno-religious conflicts and democratic consolidation in Nigeria, The Journal of Modern African Studies 41, 1, 115–38 Van Allen, J, 1975

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