Social networks as the backbone of women's work in the Catalan Pyrenees
Pallarès Barberà, Montserrat (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Casellas, A. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Data: 2017
Resum: This paper discusses how historically the accumulation of symbolic power by men produced a glass ceiling for women in the Catalan Pyrenees and how women have overcome this constraint by engaging in male-led networks, founding gender balanced networks and developing women-nurtured networks. Through semi-structured qualitative interviews and ethnographic research, the paper investigates the strategies women employed to maintain their involvement in networking activities over a 10-year period. The paper identifies the importance of being connected with horizontal organizations and the empowerment of sharing experiences provided by social bridge agents. The results of this research make a strong case for more inclusive and gender-aware policies in rural areas as a means to promote economic and social viability while empowering women.
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Matèria: Gender inequality ; Rural areas ; Social bridge agents ; Social capital ; Social networks ; Symbolic power
Publicat a: European urban and regional studies, 2017, p. 1-15, ISSN 0969-7764

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