Home Space, Gender and Activism in the UK

le Mardi 19 Mars 2024 à l’Ined, salle Sauvy, 11h-13h


Eleanor Jupp, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research, University of Kent.

Titre de l’intervention : ’Home Space, Gender and Activism in the UK’

Eleonor Jupp will present findings from recent research on local organising and activism among low income women in the UK, in contexts of austerity, but also the Covid-19 pandemic, and wider ‘cost of living’ crisis.  Case studies discussed will include local organising around housing, food and austerity cuts to services. Drawing on feminist understandings of home space and care, which challenge a dichotomy between public politics and private lives, Eleonor Jupp will discuss the emergence of a fragile but potent ‘politics of everyday life’.  “I will assess how this politics fits into wider social and cultural dynamics in the UK and make a case for a detailed attention to these emergent practices.”

Biographie : https://www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1588/jupp-eleanor

Dr Eleanor Jupp joined the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (University of KENT, UK) in August 2015. Her teaching and research interests combine social policy and urban social geography, with particular interests in community, neighbourhoods and families. Before undertaking her PhD, Dr Jupp worked in policy and practice in the voluntary sector, and as a UK government policy advisor on issues of neighbourhood regeneration and social exclusion. Dr Jupp was awarded a BA English and French, Joint Hons, at the University of Oxford, an MA Anthropology and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, London, and a PhD Human Geography from The Open University.  Her thesis was entitled ‘Making Public Space, Community Groups and Local Participation in Stoke-on-Trent’, supervised by Professor Doreen Massey and Professor Gillian Rose.   

Bowlby, S. and Jupp, E. (2020) ‘Home, Inequalities and Care: Perspectives from within a pandemic’, International Journal of Housing Policy. Taylor & Francis. Doi: 10.1080/19491247.2020.1840901

Jupp, E. (2017) ‘Home space, gender and activism: The visible and the invisible in austere times’, Critical Social Policy, SAGE. Doi: 10.1177/0261018317693219

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