European Women’s Movements and Body Politics

The Struggle for Autonomy

  • Joyce Outshoorn

Part of the Citizenship, Gender and Diversity book series (FEMCIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Joyce Outshoorn, Radka Dudová, Ana Prata, Lenita Freidenvall
    Pages 1-21
  3. Lenita Freidenvall
    Pages 118-152
  4. Joyce Outshoorn, Radka Dudová, Ana Prata, Lenita Freidenvall
    Pages 153-177
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 178-203

About this book


This book examines how feminist movements have contested the dominant discourses and state politics that have impeded women's autonomy over their bodies since the late 1960s. It deals with two important facets of this struggle, prostitution and the right to abortion, as they relate to the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.


Women's movements citizenship feminism abortion prostitution autonomy politics women

Editors and affiliations

  • Joyce Outshoorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceLeiden UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-67483-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35166-1
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