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Aesthetic surgery and the expressive body (2017)
Journal Article
Alsop, R., & Lennon, K. (2018). Aesthetic surgery and the expressive body. Feminist Theory, 19(1), 95-112. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700117734736

In this paper we explore the relation between bodies and selves evident in the narratives surrounding aesthetic surgery. In much feminist work on aesthetic surgery such narratives have been discussed in terms of the normalising consequences of the ob... Read More about Aesthetic surgery and the expressive body.

A novel alternative. Book groups, women, and workplace networking (2015)
Journal Article
Alsop, R. (2015). A novel alternative. Book groups, women, and workplace networking. Women's studies international forum, 52, 30-38. doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2015.07.006

Drawing on the results of a small qualitative research project involving four work-based book groups – three in the UK and one in the USA- this article examines the ways in which participation in workplace reading groups facilitates women’s networkin... Read More about A novel alternative. Book groups, women, and workplace networking.

The widening participation agenda: the marginal place of care (2008)
Journal Article
Alsop, R., Gonzalez-Arnal, S., & Kilkey, M. (2008). The widening participation agenda: the marginal place of care. Gender and Education, 20(6), (623-637). doi:10.1080/09540250802215235. ISSN 0954-0253

This paper is based upon two empirical studies, which identify care-giving responsibilities as a key mediator of mature students' - a target group within the widening participation strategy - experiences of higher education. Employing a feminist lens... Read More about The widening participation agenda: the marginal place of care.

Women's reproductive lives as a symbolic resource in Central and Eastern Europe (2001)
Journal Article
Hockey, J., & Alsop, R. (2001). Women's reproductive lives as a symbolic resource in Central and Eastern Europe. European Journal of Women's Studies, 8(4), 454-471. doi:10.1177/135050680100800404

When Communism collapsed in Central and Eastern Europe women seemed to lose the control they had gained over their reproductive lives. Abortion rights became more limited as did access to childcare and maternity benefits. The authors argue that this... Read More about Women's reproductive lives as a symbolic resource in Central and Eastern Europe.


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