Community work as women's work? The gendering of English neighbourhood partnerships

Lucy Grimshaw*

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This article contributes to debates about regeneration policy by developing a gendered perspective on neighbourhood partnerships. It explores the gendered nature of partnership working within regeneration policy in England by using a case study of a New Deal for Communities Partnership. Empirical data are used to explore the experiences of women working as unpaid community activists and paid community professionals. The article seeks to place women's perspectives and their everyday lives at the heart of debates about regeneration policy and partnerships.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbsr034
Pages (from-to)327-340
Number of pages14
JournalCommunity Development Journal
Issue number3
Early online date13 May 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


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