Women's centres and women's alternative services in Nova Scotia : resisting multiple-state pressures to de-politicize

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dc.contributor.advisor Christiansen-Ruffman, Linda
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Harper, Lucille
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:51Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.other HQ1459 N68 H37 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22846
dc.description iv, 233 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 228-233).
dc.description.abstract Since 1965, feminist social activism has seeded numerous feminist social movement organizations in Nova Scotia and across Canada--women's coalitions, social advocacy groups, political caucuses, women's centres, and women's alternative services. As well it has seeded feminist research and women's studies programs. In the tradition of the women's movement and feminist social activism, this thesis uses feminist 'street theory' methodology to develop a theoretically-based understanding of the challenges and contradictions women's movement services in Nova Scotia face in their ongoing struggle for survival. It locates women's movement services within the broader women's movement, provides an historical context for their development of social advocacy mandates, identifies the multiple state pressures they face to de-politicize and provides insights into their resistance to those pressures. It maintains that feminists located in community as well as in academia can learn from the 'on the ground' experiences of women's movement services about evolving feminist organizational structures and praxis.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University.
dc.subject.lcc HQ1459
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Nova Scotia -- Societies and clubs
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Services for -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism -- Nova Scotia
dc.title Women's centres and women's alternative services in Nova Scotia : resisting multiple-state pressures to de-politicize
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Women's Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Women's Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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