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Sexual Politics and the European Union

The New Feminist Challenge

R. Amy Elman

160 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-062-5 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (February 1996)

ISBN  978-1-57181-046-5 $27.95/£19.00 Pb Published (February 1996)


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"... informative and thought-provoking ... the essays are assessable ... and useful."  · H-Net Reviews (H-SAE)

"The anthology provides an analytical foundation for assessing the policies and politics of European integration from a feminist perspective....This innovative volume is rounded out by two studies that are of increasing importance to gender and policy on a global scale: traffiking in women and reproductive technologies."  · Women & Politics

Just as feminist scholars began to develop an analysis of "the state" and women in Europe gained access to its political, legal and bureaucratic arenas, increased attention and reliance on European institutions have begun to take precedence over the more parochial concerns of the nation state. With the creation of the European super-state, feminist scholars will have to enhance their understanding of the European Union while activists will increasingly focus their efforts upon its institutions. This volume provides a comprehensive examination of EU policy implications for some of the most burning issues concerning women. This is the first book to transcend the emphasis on economics, the conventional basis for EU public policy discussions, thus providing a basis upon which one can begin to assess the politics of European integration from a feminist perspective.

R. Amy Elman is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Kalamazoo College, Michigan

Subject: Gender Studies
Area: Europe



Contents

Introduction: The EU from Feminist Perspectives

Chapter 1. The EU and the Women Within: an Overview of Women's Rights Policy
Chapter 2. EU Sexual Harassment Policy
Chapter 3. The Interplay: The Formation of Sexual Harassment Legislation in France and EU Policy Initiatives
Chapter 4. Pornography and Sexual Harassment in the EU
Chapter 5. Pornography, Harm and Human Rights: The UK in European Context
Chapter 6. Sexual Traffiking of Women in Europe: A Human Rights Crisis for the European Union
Chapter 7. Reproductive Technologies in Germany: An Issue for the European Union
Chapter 8. "And Nobody was any the Wiser": Irish Abortion Rights and the EU
Chapter 9. The Common Market of Violence
Chapter 10. The European Union and the Future of Feminism

Bibliography
Index

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