‘The Politics of Everyday Life: Feminisms and Contemporary Community Development’ Special Issue for the Community Development Journal.
Edited by Akwugo Emejulu and Audrey Bronstein
This Special Issue was inspired by the call from Elizabeth Wilson to ‘inject some feminism into the community work scene’. Wilson argued that community development workers—so focused on political struggles in the workplace or in state structures—ignored the struggle for gender equality and social justice in the home and in the community. Although Wilson was writing more than thirty years ago, we wanted to revisit her critiques about the political orientation of community development in order to assess the state of contemporary feminist community development around the globe.