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Doing Gender - Doing the Balkans. Dynamics and Persistence of Gender Relations in Yugoslavia and the Yugoslav successor States


Edited By Roswitha Kersten-Pejanić, Simone Rajilić and Christian Voß

Gender and the Balkans, two categories present in the title of this book, for along time have been defined by hegemonic groups. As a consequence of the research assembled in this volume, it is high time to challenge biologist concepts of gender as well as primordialist views on ethnicity and nationality. As with the term gender, the exclusivist dichotomy of Europe versus the Balkans is gradually devolving into a question of degree, allowing for hybrid forms and osmosis. This volume includes fifteen contributions from a range of international scholars on three thematically diversified panels dealing with the wide-ranging fields of Politics and Society, Constructions of Gender in Language and the Media and History and Anthropology.
1. Setting the Agenda: Politics and Society Marina Blagojeviü Hughson: Undoing Gender, Undoing the Balkans: Towards Ethnic and Gender Reconciliation - Marina Katniü-Bakaršiü: Gender Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina between Theory and Practice - Andrea Spehar: European Union and Western Balkans: What Prospect for Gender Equality? - Mario Vinkoviü: Prostitution as a Profession – Searching for Answers between the Headlines - Petra Bläss-Rafajlovski: Gendering Politics. The Impact of Women Politicians and NGOs in the Western Balkans - 2. Constructions of Gender in Language and the Media Zorica Mrševiü: Women experts – Public Disbelief in Women Professionals in Serbia - Delina Binaj Gender and Language in Albania - Ljiljana Markoviü Language and Gender in Tertiary-Level Education - Renata Šribar: “Performing – Women” and the Socio-Political Regime: Addressing in Socialist Slovenia Compared to Today - Zrinjka Glovacki-Bernardi: Job Advertisements in Croatian Newspapers – Gender Perspective - Roswitha Kersten-Pejaniü: Creating Public Concern about a Woman’s Ability to Govern the Country: The Case of Jadranka Kosor and the Media - 3. History and Anthropology Rada Drezgiü: Reproduction, Nation, and Masculinity: Serbia in the 1990s - Dean Vuletic: Law, Politics and Homosexuality in Croatia, 1941–1952 - Natalja Herbst: Women in Socialist Yugoslavia in the 1950s. The Example of Rajka Borojeviü and the Dragaþevo Women’s Cooperative - Nataša Miškoviü: Jovanka and Josip Broz Tito: Gender and Power at the Top of Communist Yugoslavia