Arenas for Gendering Social Innovation and Marginalized Women’s Collective Action

Linda Lundgaard Andersen, Swati Banerjee

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In this chapter, the authors present two cases from different corners of the world: Neighborhood Mothers in Denmark and Design and Dignity
in India. In so doing, we provide a starting point for a discussion of
the ways and formats of people-centered social innovation that sustain
women’s agency, empowerment and intersecting identities, based on old
and new cultures, livelihoods and peer learning. Neighborhood Mothers
engages and fosters resources with migrant women using knowledge and
everyday actions aimed at the family network, local community and close
neighbors. Design and Dignity is a craft and marketing social enterprise
aimed at social and economic empowerment of marginalized women by
selling an ethnic range of products. Our focus, therefore, is on marginalized
women. By presenting in-depth cases, we follow Gibson-Graham’s
2014 work on “rethinking the economy with thick description and weak
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeople-Centered Social Innovation : Global perspectives on an emerging paradigm
EditorsSwati Banerjee, Stephen Carney, Lars Hulgård
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9780815392170
ISBN (Electronic)9781351121026
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesRoutledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation

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