This collection examines the opportunities and challenges, rights and wrongs, and prospects and risks of Brexit from the perspectives of gender and sexuality. While much has been written about Brexit from legal, political, social and economic perspectives, there has been little analysis of the effects of Brexit on women and gender/sexual minorities who have historically been marginalised and whose voices have been less audible in political debates - both nationally and at the European level. The collection explores how Brexit might change the equality, human rights and social justice landscape, but from the viewpoint of women and gender/sexual minorities. The contributions gathered in it demonstrate the variety of ways that Brexit will make a difference to the lives of women and individuals marginalised because of gender or sexual identity.
Moira Dustin is Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, UK. Her research focusses on gender, equality and refugee studies.
Nuno Ferreira is Professor of Law at the University of Sussex, UK. His research focusses on human rights, European law, children's rights and asylum and refugee law.
Susan Millns is Professor of Law at the University of Sussex, UK, and Visiting Professor at the University of Lille 2 and Université Paris Descartes, France. Her research focusses on European and comparative public law, constitutional law, human rights and feminist legal studies.
Part 1 - Setting the Context to Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit
Chapter 1 - Brexit: Using Gender and Queer Lenses (Moira Dustin, Nuno Ferreira and Susan Millns)
Chapter 2 - Toxic Masculinity: Militarism, Deal-Making and the Performance of Brexit (Columba Achilleos-Sarll and Benjamin Martill)
Chapter 3 - A New World Order? (Aisha K. Gill and Nazneen Ahmed)
Part II - The UK and the EU: What Future Ahead?
Chapter 4 - The unintended consequences of Brexit: the case of work-life balance (Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella)
Chapter 5 - The vulnerable, the dependent and the scrounger: intersectional reflections on disability, care, health and migration in the Brexit Project (Dieuwertje Dyi Huijg)
Chapter 6 - The Potential Effects of Brexit on the Cross-Border Circulation of Private Family Law Judgments; with a Particular Focus on Questions Relating to Gender (Lara Walker)
Chapter 7 - Who speaks for the Zambrano Families? Multi-level abandonment in the UK and EU (Iyiola Solanke)
Chapter 8 - Unaccompanied migrant children and the implications of Brexit (Ingi Iusmen)
Chapter 9 - The Impact of Brexit on Gender and Asylum Law in the UK (Christel Querton)
Chapter 10 - Queering Brexit: What's in Brexit for Sexual and Gender Minorities? (Carmelo Danisi, Moira Dustin and Nuno Ferreira)
Chapter 11 - Brexit: The Likely Impact on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights in the United Kingdom (Peter Dunne)
Part III - Voices from UK Countries
Chapter 12 - Brexit and the Work-family Conflict: a Scottish Perspective (Michelle Weldon-Johns)
Chapter 13 - Foreboding newness: Brexit and feminist civil society in Scotland (Emma Ritch)
Chapter 14 - Brexit, gender and Northern Ireland (Yvonne Galligan)
Part IV - Looking beyond the UK, beyond the EU
Chapter 15 - Through the Looking Glass: Brexit, Defence and Security through the Lens of Gender (Amy Barrow)
Chapter 16 - The likely economic impact of Brexit on women: lessons from gender and trade research (Stephenson and Fontana)
Chapter 17 - Splendid Isolation? On How a Non-Member Is Affected By - And Affects - EU Gender Equality Policy (Hege Skjeie, Cathrine Holst and Mari Teigen)
Chapter 18 - Conclusion: Brexit, gender justice and the Overton Window (Moira Dustin, Nuno Ferreira and Susan Millns)