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Gender Structuring of Contemporary Slovenia


Edited By Milica Antić Gaber

This volume offers a new view on gender structuring in contemporary Slovenia and the persistence of the gender order – produced and reproduced through gender regimes in education, work, family life and politics. With a focus on the low presence of women in politics, the study analyses empirical data, mapping structural changes, delays of changes and the persistence of existing social structures over several decades. It appears that the choices individuals make in their lives are made in a specific social context of structural opportunities and obstacles. As such, gender difference is first socially produced and later universally used for justification of that stratification.
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Milica Antić Gaber, is a Full Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Her research interests lie in gender issues related to politics, migrations, violence and the body. As an author, co-author and editor, she has published several monographs, including: Ženske – politike – možnosti (Women – Policies – Opportunities), Women in Parliamentary Politics, Violence in the EU examined, Policies on Violence against Women, Children and Youth in 2004 EU Accession Countries, Ženske na robovih politike (Women on the Fringes of Politics), Raziskovanje nasilja nad ženskami v Sloveniji (A Study of Violence Against Women in Slovenia). In addition, she has authored numerous chapters in Slovenian and foreign monographs and a range of articles in Slovenian and foreign journals.

Slavko Gaber, is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana. He lectures in Sociology of Education, An Introduction to Education Policies, Sociology of the Family, and EPTE Society, Culture and Education. His area of research and publishing comprises relations between school, society, democracy, equality and justice.

Živa Humer, PhD, is a sociologist whose research involves work in national and international projects of the Peace Institute, Ljubljana. Her main research interests are gender and gender equality, social and family policies, the issue of peer violence and forms of discrimination. She has co-authored two books: Novo očetovstvo v Sloveniji (New Fatherhood in Slovenia) (2008) and Obrazi homofobije (The Faces of Homophobia) (2102). She is also the author of numerous...

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