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Eastern Europe: Women in Transition


Irena Grudzinska-Gross and Andrzej W. Tymowski

The volume is a selection of the most incisive analyses related to the issues of gender and social transition that appeared in the pages of the quarterly East European Politics and Societies. The articles look at what was happening to women in the changing East European societies and propose new perspectives on the history of the region. Articles cover many countries and come from a period of twelve years – 1994 to 2006 – when the efforts of introducing gender into East European studies were most intense. The volume shows the trajectory leading from the introduction of the lens of gender into the East European studies to the moment at which the tools of gender analysis were applied without apology to the research on East European politics, law, history, culture and economy.
Contents: József Böröcz and Katherine Verdery: Introduction – Katherine Verdery: From Parent-State to Family Patriarchs: Gender and Nation in Contemporary Eastern Europe – Susan Gal: Gender in the Post-Socialist Transition: The Abortion Debate in Hungary – Martha Lampland: Family Portraits: Gendered Images of the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Hungary – Maria Bucur: In Praise of Wellborn Mothers: On the Development of Eugenicist Gender Roles in Interwar Romania – Melissa Feinberg: Gender and the Politics of Difference in the Czech Lands after Munich – Andrea Pető: A Missing Piece? How Hungarian Women in the Communist Nomenklatura are not Remembering – Marci Shore: Czysto Babski: A Women’s Friendship in a Man’s Revolution – Carol S. Lilly/Jill A. Irvine: Negotiating Interests: Women and Nationalism in Serbia and Croatia, 1990-1997 – Éva Fodor/Lilla Vicsek: A Different Type of Gender Gap: How Women and Men Experience Poverty – Alexandra Hrycak: Foundation Feminism and the Articulation of Hybrid Feminisms in Post-Socialist Ukraine – Jessica Greenberg: «Goodbye Serbian Kennedy»: Zoran Đinđić and the New Democratic Masculinity in Serbia – Leah Seppanen Anderson: EU Gender Regulations in the East: The Czech and Polish Accession Process.