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Il distretto delle donne

  • Edited by:
  • Laura Leonardi,

The title of this volume recalls that of Alain Touraine's book Le monde des femmes, and shares its main theses. It is argued, in fact, that in order to grasp the innovative and significant processes of change for the contemporary society, we must pay renewed attention to women as social subjects who act as a function of a "recomposition of the world". This thesis is put to the test on the empirical ground, with the results of some research carried out in the Prato "district", a rapidly changing society in which women emerge as the central subject of change - in the workplace, but also in the cultural and political sphere - presenting themselves as agents of social and economic transformation. The research field focuses on self-employed and entrepreneurial work, on private practices and, in relation to these, takes into consideration the family, the processes of formation of social capital, the generational turnover, including in the analysis also the migratory phenomenon. The publication of this work was encouraged and supported by the Soroptimist International Association of Prato and, in particular, by the President Anna Edy Pacini Sanesi.

  • Keywords:
  • Sociologia,
  • Società,
  • Donne,
  • Lavoro,
  • Prato,
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Laura Leonardi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-7667-0479

Laura Leonardi is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences of Florence, where she teaches Sociology of Europe and Comparative Social Politics. Her research is focused on the themes of social citizenship, the relationship between work and welfare, and the European social policy. She has recently published Flexicurity e capabilities: i vantaggi di un approccio integrato e individualizzato, in Alacevich, F. (ed.), Competitività e inclusione nel mercato del lavoro, and, with A. Varsori, Lo spazio sociale europeo (Firenze University Press, 2006).
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Book Title

Il distretto delle donne

Editors

Laura Leonardi

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

158

Publication Year

2007

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© 2007 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 IT

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-8453-614-3

ISBN Print

978-88-8453-615-0

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978-88-8453-614-3

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978-88-9273-903-1

Series Title

Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca

Series Issn ISSN

2704-6249

Series E-Issn

2704-5870

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