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作者 Ready, Casey, author
書名 Shelter in a storm : revitalizing feminism in neoliberal Ontario / Casey Ready
出版項 Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780774832588 (hardcover)
0774832584 (hardcover)
9780774832601 (pdf)
9780774832618 (epub)
9780774832625 (mobi)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HQ1236.5.C2 R433 2016    在架上    30610020517942
說明 xvii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-189) and index
"Casey Ready, an academic and the executive director of a non-profit organization, combines the personal and the political to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time: What is neoliberalism? How does it harm women? And what can be done about it? Her book begins by looking at how three YWCA women's shelters in Ontario were affected by Premier Mike Harris's "Common Sense Revolution," which emphasized personal responsibility over collective responsibility, cut social assistance by almost 22 percent, and reduced funding to organizations that helped vulnerable people. The staff and clients of the three YWCA shelters expected their situation to improve, materially and politically, when Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government came to power. Instead, they found themselves responding to new challenges: a government that appeared more supportive but, in practice, built on its predecessor's neoliberal policies, including trying to control the shelters' organizational structures and services and to neutralize the language used to describe violence against women. In the process, Ready reveals, "they did little to address the poverty and marginalization of women and did much to control and weaken non-profit organizations working to empower women." Drawing on interviews with forty-one shelter staff, clients, volunteers, and activists, Shelter in a Storm exposes the dangers for women that are embedded in neoliberal policies and reveals the value of revitalizing feminism to counteract this powerful ideology"-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
鏈接 Ready, Casey, author. Shelter in a storm. (CaOONL)20159086817
主題 Women -- Ontario -- Social conditions
Women's shelters -- Ontario
Feminism -- Ontario
Neoliberalism -- Ontario
Feminism. fast (OCoLC)fst00922671
Neoliberalism. fast (OCoLC)fst01737382
Women -- Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01176947
Women's shelters. fast (OCoLC)fst01178844
Ontario. fast (OCoLC)fst01204832
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