This book provides an up-to-date critical assessment of gender in Spain with reference to the key social and political fields. It addresses aspects of women's experience such as the public spheres of elective politics, public policy-making and the labour market. This is underpinned by an in-depth analysis of underlying dynamics and structures that contribute to shaping gender relations in Spain, including women's activism, the family and the state social security system.
Monica Threlfall is Senior Lecturer in Politics, Loughborough University, UK; and editor of the International Journal of Iberian Studies. She edited Consensus Politics in Spain: Insider Perspectives; and Mapping the Women's Movement: feminist politics and social transformation in the North.
Christine Cousins is Principal Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She is the author of Society, Work and Welfare in Europe.
Celia Valiente is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Sociology of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. She has published widely in Spanish.