‘Needscapes’ in post-socialist Czech Republic: gendered experiences of work, care and social security interventions / دانلود فایل

مشخصات کلی ‘Needscapes’ in post-socialist Czech Republic: gendered experiences of work, care and social security interventions

نویسنده کتاب (Author):

Watson, Amy

ویرایش و نوع فایل (Edition/Format):

 Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation

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موضوع (Subject):

HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform       HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare       HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism      

توضیحات خلاصه (Summary):

Work and unemployment, care, and related social security policies have been flashpoints for gendered discourses and practices across many nation states. In the Czech Republic, this has been the case during Czechoslovak state socialism and in the emergence of market-based democracy since 1989. These systems have differently contested the figure of the working and caring woman, and the state’s role in providing support and resources to its citizens, but have both done so in gendered ‘productivist’ terms. The everyday experiences of those citizens living through these macro-level changes has not often featured in analyses of ‘transition’ and the (neoliberal) capitalism which has followed – their navigation of these gendered systems, and the ways in which this may be post-socialist, is further underexplored. Drawing on 22 interviews, alongside questionnaires and several months of observation with 10 previously unemployed single mothers participating in an NGO’s employability project, this thesis addresses this gap in the literature. Using a ‘needscapes’ analytical framework, I demonstrate that micro-level perspectives can usefully inform the design of policies and provision with which my participants were interacting. Many of my participants were experiencing financial, emotional and physical crises due to the Czech state’s disengagement with their needs, an inaccessible and low paying labour market which prioritised ‘independent’ male workers, and care services which excluded less well-resourced individuals. The group of single mothers and a small number of disabled people who numbered among my participants had particularly acute experiences of these issues. My participants’ experiences of labour market, social security and care provision issues associated with neoliberalism were often post-socialist. This included their navigation of a precarious and low paid labour market, which they critiqued using images of Communist scarcity, and in which discourses about the inap  Read more…

ژانر / فرم:Thesis


نوع منبع:Book

تمام نویسندگان / همکاران: Watson, Amy

شناسه OCLC:979265331