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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

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

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