Transforming Gendered Well-Being in Europe

The Impact of Social Movements

Author: Jean-Michel Bonvin

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 408

European social movements improve the well-being of men and women but need further analysis through a gender-sensitive lens. Taking an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this book examines the impact of European social movements on gendered political and material well-being. Insights from history, politics, sociology and gender studies help identify how social movements have been instrumental in changing individual well-being through participation and empowerment. These movements have contributed to collective well-being thanks to victories in health, sexualities, political recognition and access to material goods. The contributions pay particular attention to the role of women activists in social movements varying from unions and religious movements to the women's movement itself. The settings range from 19th century Catalonia to Switzerland and Poland, including studies on European transnational movements today and their impact on global gendered well-being. The authors consider how gender has been important in defining the goals, strategies and outcomes of social movements. Thanks to the international spread of contributions a comparative record can be examined. Together the authors provide unique and concrete illustrations of the role of collective action and the participatory process on transforming women and well-being in European societies. The book provides essential insights for students and scholars working on social and women's movements, European well-being and welfare, and transnational action.

Anti-Jewish Riots in the Crown of Aragon and the Royal Response, 1391–1392

Author: Benjamin R. Gampel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

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View: 751

The most devastating attacks against the Jews of medieval Christian Europe took place during the riots that erupted, in 1391 and 1392, in the lands of Castile and Aragon. For ten horrific months, hundreds if not thousands of Jews were killed, numerous Jewish institutions destroyed, and many Jews forcibly converted to Christianity. Benjamin R. Gampel explores why the famed convivencia of medieval Iberian society - in which Christians, Muslims and Jews seemingly lived together in relative harmony - was conspicuously absent. Using extensive archival evidence, this critical volume explores the social, religious, political, and economic tensions at play in each affected town. The relationships, biographies and personal dispositions of the royal family are explored to understand why monarchic authority failed to protect the Jews during these violent months. Gampel's extensive study is essential for scholars and graduate students of medieval Iberian and Jewish history.

Transforming Gendered Well-Being in Europe

The Impact of Social Movements

Author: Mercè Renom

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 360

European social movements improve the well-being of men and women but need further analysis through a gender-sensitive lens. Taking an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this book examines the impact of European social movements on gendered political and material well-being. Insights from history, politics, sociology and gender studies help identify how social movements have been instrumental in changing individual well-being through participation and empowerment. These movements have contributed to collective well-being thanks to victories in health, sexualities, political recognition and access to material goods. The contributions pay particular attention to the role of women activists in social movements varying from unions and religious movements to the women's movement itself. The settings range from 19th century Catalonia to Switzerland and Poland, including studies on European transnational movements today and their impact on global gendered well-being. The authors consider how gender has been important in defining the goals, strategies and outcomes of social movements. Thanks to the international spread of contributions a comparative record can be examined. Together the authors provide unique and concrete illustrations of the role of collective action and the participatory process on transforming women and well-being in European societies. The book provides essential insights for students and scholars working on social and women's movements, European well-being and welfare, and transnational action.

Castellón de la Plana 1700-1710

Último consistorio foral, Guerra de Sucesión y Nueva Planta

Author: Sergio Villamarín Gómez

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 202

View: 583

El reconocimiento que los territorios de la Corona de Aragón otorgaron al archiduque Carlos, derrotado en el conflicto sucesorio abierto tras la muerte de Carlos II, les supuso la pérdida de su secular singularidad política dentro de la monarquía hispánica tras la victoria de Felipe V. Dentro de este marco, este trabajo se sitúa por voluntad propia en Castellón, una ciudad media del reino valenciano, para comprobar cómo entendieron y vivieron el conflicto sus protagonistas. El libro amplía los conocimientos sobre cómo se vivió, desde el punto de vista de la institución municipal de una villa de la periferia, la muerte de Carlos II, y la proclamación de Felipe V, la guerra, la adhesión al archiduque Carlos, y tras la pérdida de la Guerra de Sucesión y con ella de los fueros, la asimilación de unas normes, las castellanes, de difícil encaje en general en todo el reino de Valencia.