Divided we stand, (oftentimes) united we fight: generational bridging in Spain"s feminist movement and the cycle of antiausterity mobilizations

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dc.contributor.author Portos García, Martín
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-05T14:17:18Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-05T14:17:18Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Portos, M. (2019). Divided We Stand, (Oftentimes) United We Fight: Generational Bridging in Spain’s Feminist Movement and the Cycle of Antiausterity Mobilizations. American Behavioral Scientist, 63 (10), pp. 1447–1468.
dc.identifier.issn 0002-7642
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34707
dc.description.abstract After a general campaign that aimed at changing the political and socioeconomic system, the 15M/Indignados abandoned the visible occupation of central squares decentralized through neighborhood assemblies, and specialized around different issues, such as housing, and the health and public education systems. Although often cohabitating amid tension, feminist activists of different generations forged internal and autonomous spaces that prioritized feminist aspirations and permeated dissent in the shadow of the Great Recession, sharing arenas with people who would not have been reached otherwise. Despite the feminist movement(s)’ heterogeneity, intersectional character, and organization through polycephalous networks, it has in recent times grown to stand out as the movement with the highest mobilization capacity in the country. Based on original qualitative data from 12 semi-structured interviews with key informants and activists, the piece of research sheds light on the tensions between different generations of feminists. It will explain the continuities and discontinuities between veteran and younger activists’ world views when it comes to their forms of politicization, theoretical underpinnings, strategic priorities, organizational configuration and resource mobilization, repertoires of action and cultural foundations. In addition, it contends that the ability of veteran and new activists to forge arenas of encounter, fostering debate and synergies during the antiausterity cycle of protest, were key to account for the cross-generational alliance-building processes, which have hitherto seldom been explored in the feminist movement(s) and beyond.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.rights © 2019 SAGE Publications
dc.subject.other Feminism
dc.subject.other 15M/Indignados
dc.subject.other Spain
dc.subject.other Anti-austerity protest
dc.title Divided we stand, (oftentimes) united we fight: generational bridging in Spain"s feminist movement and the cycle of antiausterity mobilizations
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764219831730
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1447
dc.identifier.publicationissue 10
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1468
dc.identifier.publicationtitle AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 63
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026533
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