Eleonora Barbieri Masini on the Empowerment of Women

Publication Date: 
April 2002
Futures, 38 (10) (December 2006): 1179-1189. Available online at ScienceDirect:


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Abstract: Eleonora Barbieri Masini’s lifetime contributions as visionary sociologist and pioneering futurist are well known. Less well known, perhaps, are her roles as vital catalyst in organizing comparative research on the role and status of women and as activist leader in efforts to end the exploitation and subordination of women and to create a future world of equality, freedom, and social justice. In this article, examples of Masini’s work on—and for—the empowerment of women are given.