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Solidarity Practices and the Formation of Political Subjects and Actions for Change

Solidarity Practices and the Formation of Political Subjects and Actions for Change
How do solidarity-based associations and initiatives emerge? How do their members constitute themselves as political subjects, and how are their collective actions produced? What are the possibilities for structural change in the way power is organized, and what challenges stand in the way of this process? The feminist analysis of social and solidarity economy (SSE) practices in the six cases studied in the project identified a number of interlinked factors and processes that contributed to the formation of solidarities among women, and to the formation of solidarity-based women’s associations.

This is the second of three briefs summarizing the main research themes and findings of the project Feminist Analysis of SSE Practices: Views from Latin America and India. Social and solidarity economy has a potentially important role to play in reorienting economies and societies toward more equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Even though women play a major role in SSE activities, until very recently the interest of both academics and policy makers in SSE has lacked a gender perspective. This research project aimed to contribute empirical evidence and analytical insights to begin filling these gaps in SSE research and policies from a feminist perspective.

Read brief one of three here: Revalorization of Social Reproduction through Social and Solidarity Economy Practices

Read brief three of three here: Making Public Policies for SSE Sustainable, Feminist Conscious and Transformative: Exploring the Challenges

These briefs are meant to flag ideas and contribute knowledge that can improve the quality of development debates,
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  • Pub. Date: 24 Aug 2018
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    From: UNRISD