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ed. Kerstin Jacobsson, Elżbieta Korolczuk (2017)

Civil Society Revisited. Lessons from Poland

Wydawnictwo Berghahn Books, New York · Oxford
Miejsce wydania New York, Oxford
Ilość stron 372
Seria Studies on Civil Society
Język Angielski

ISBN: 978-1-78533-551-8

In much social scientific literature, Polish civil society is all too often caricatured as weak and passive. This volume offers a much-needed corrective, challenging this characterization on both theoretical and empirical grounds. Focusing on forms of collective action that researchers too often ignore due to their theoretical and methodological blind spots, the studies gathered here show how certain forms of activism and claims are legitimized in public discourse as representing civil society proper, while others are unfairly dismissed. Taken together, they constitute a powerful critique of a model of civil society that is 'made from above' by elites, media, and public institutions.

Contents

Introduction
Kerstin Jacobsson and Elżbieta Korolczuk

PART I: CIVIL SOCIETY IN CONTEMPORARY POLAND: MYTHS AND REALITIES

Chapter 1. Civil Society in Post-communist Europe – Poland in a Comparative Perspective
Grzegorz Ekiert and Jan Kubik

Chapter 2. (Mis)understanding Social Activism in Poland
Anna Giza

Chapter 3. Re-Thinking Civic Privatism in a Post-Socialist Context: Individualism and Personalization in Polish Civil Society Organizations
Kerstin Jacobsson

Chapter 4. Defining In/Defining Out. Civil Society Through the Lens of Elite NGOs
Katarzyna Jezierska

PART II: (DE)LEGITIMIZATION OF CIVIC ACTIVISM: NEW ACTORS AND MARGINALIZED GROUPS

Chapter 5. When Parents Become Activists. Exploring the Intersection of Civil Society and Family
Elżbieta Korolczuk

Chapter 6. On the Disappearing Mother. Political Motherhood, Citizenship and Neoliberalism in Poland
Renata Ewa Hryciuk

Chapter 7. Marginalizing Discourses and Activists' Strategies in Collective Identity Formation: The Case of Polish Tenants' Movement
Dominika V. Polanska

Chapter 8. Voice and Insecurity. Political Participation Among Members of the Precariat
Anna Kiersztyn

PART III: CIVIL SOCIETY MAKING: BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT

Chapter 9. Between Tradition and Modernity: The Case of Rural Women's Organizations in Poland
Ilona Matysiak

Chapter 10. Ethnic Bonding and Homing Desires: The Polish Diaspora and Civil Society Making
Gabriella Elgenius

Chapter 11. Mobilizing on the Extreme Right in Poland: Marginalization, Institutionalization and Radicalization
Daniel Platek and Piotr Plucienniczak

Conclusion: Empirical and Theoretical Lessons From the Volume
Kerstin Jacobsson and Elżbieta Korolczuk

Bibliography
Index

From: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/JacobssonCivil

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