Abortion storytelling as feminist policy(un)making

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In this chapter, drawing on the case of reproductive activism in Ireland, and the project ‘In Her Shoes’, I explore the relationship between feminist ideas and policymaking (or unmaking) through a focus on a relatively unusual site of policy work – grassroots abortion storytelling practices. This allows me to make two contributions to thinking about feminist policymaking: first, by positing the idea of feminist policy(un)making, I identify a mode of policy change that is particularly conducive to feminist mobilisations; second, and relatedly, I demonstrate how storytelling can be understood as feminist policy(un)making and why.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminist policymaking in turbulent times: critical perspectives
EditorsHannah Partis-Jennings, Clara Eroukhmanoff
ISBN (Electronic)9781003264200
ISBN (Print)9781032205694, 9781032205670
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2024

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics


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