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Transforming space for reproductive rights: Unequally supported action and resistance in everyday space for reproductive rights and justice in Ireland

Bodelsson, Sarah LU (2018) SIMV14 20181
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
The thesis explores the transformation of everyday spaces into spaces of resistance through “supported action”. It is based on semi-structured interviews with eight organisations fighting for reproductive rights and justice in Ireland. A diffractive analytical method is employed to identify intra-actions of space, bodies and objects in the transformation of politically produced and capitalist spaces into spaces of resistance. The organisations adapt to existing and lacking forms of human and non-human support when they organise and mobilise political support for their struggle. The organisations make use of ‘everyday spaces’ where they initiate conversations about reproductive rights and thereby transform the space of a pub, outside a... (More)
The thesis explores the transformation of everyday spaces into spaces of resistance through “supported action”. It is based on semi-structured interviews with eight organisations fighting for reproductive rights and justice in Ireland. A diffractive analytical method is employed to identify intra-actions of space, bodies and objects in the transformation of politically produced and capitalist spaces into spaces of resistance. The organisations adapt to existing and lacking forms of human and non-human support when they organise and mobilise political support for their struggle. The organisations make use of ‘everyday spaces’ where they initiate conversations about reproductive rights and thereby transform the space of a pub, outside a school or someone’s home into a space of resistance. However, bodies’ unequal support in space and access to ‘the political’ also give rise to tensions regarding which political subjects and claims take central stage in the struggle. The diversity of organisations participating and collaborating in the movement nevertheless provides a hopeful ground for a movement which continues to struggle for radical inclusion, and reproductive rights and justice for ‘all’. (Less)
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Bodelsson, Sarah LU
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course
SIMV14 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Space, resistance, supported action, vulnerability, abortion referendum, Ireland, reproductive rights and justice
language
English
additional info
All the thesis participants (organisations) have been consulted regarding the open access of the thesis. They have also received the full thesis and a summary (8 pages) of the thesis.
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8948922
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2018-06-27 12:21:22
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  abstract     = {The thesis explores the transformation of everyday spaces into spaces of resistance through “supported action”. It is based on semi-structured interviews with eight organisations fighting for reproductive rights and justice in Ireland. A diffractive analytical method is employed to identify intra-actions of space, bodies and objects in the transformation of politically produced and capitalist spaces into spaces of resistance. The organisations adapt to existing and lacking forms of human and non-human support when they organise and mobilise political support for their struggle. The organisations make use of ‘everyday spaces’ where they initiate conversations about reproductive rights and thereby transform the space of a pub, outside a school or someone’s home into a space of resistance. However, bodies’ unequal support in space and access to ‘the political’ also give rise to tensions regarding which political subjects and claims take central stage in the struggle. The diversity of organisations participating and collaborating in the movement nevertheless provides a hopeful ground for a movement which continues to struggle for radical inclusion, and reproductive rights and justice for ‘all’.},
  author       = {Bodelsson, Sarah},
  keyword      = {Space,resistance,supported action,vulnerability,abortion referendum,Ireland,reproductive rights and justice},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Transforming space for reproductive rights: Unequally supported action and resistance in everyday space for reproductive rights and justice in Ireland},
  year         = {2018},
}