New Book, 'Taking Up Space': Women at Work in Contemporary France, Authors Siham Bouamer and Sonja Stojanovic

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Taking Up Space Cover Image Sonja Stojanovic

Focusing on representations of women’s experiences in contemporary France, this volume examines how women inhabit a variety of work spaces. It also speaks to the importance of cultural productions in calling out labour issues affecting women, as well as in offering a platform that allows us to imagine a future where inclusive and equitable work spaces are the norm. Taken together, the eighteen chapters convey how women’s work experiences can range from states of oppression to survival and celebration. At the same time, they show how through deliberate stances and actions, various work spaces can become sites of liberation and revolution.

Originally published by Maurcia Marschke at on November 22, 2022.