Gender, Equality And Difference During And After State Socialism

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

EditorRebecca Kay, Rebecca

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Gender, Equality and Difference During and After State Socialism examines gender as a socially and culturally constructed phenomenon which is influential in and influenced by state-led policies and structures, as well as social practices and relations and which shapes the experiences and lives of women and men. The volume explores the pivotal nature of the demise of the communist regimes, in relation both to experiences of gender and to their study in former state socialist societies. Each chapter is based on new and original research by the authors.

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Gender, Equality and Difference During and After State Socialism examines gender as a socially and culturally constructed phenomenon which is influential in and influenced by state-led policies and structures, as well as social practices and relations and which shapes the experiences and lives of women and men. The volume explores the ...

REBECCA KAY is Senior Lecturer in Russian Culture, Politics and Society at the University of Glasgow, UK. She is author of Men in Contemporary Russia: the Fallen Heroes of Post-Soviet Change?, Russian Women and their Organizations: Gender, Discrimination and Grassroots Women's Organizations 1991-96 and co-author of No More Heroines? R...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230524842

ISBN - 13:9780230524842

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Introduction: Gender, Equality and the State from Socialism to Democracy?--R.Kay * PART 1: EQUAL BUT DIFFERENT: STATE SOCIALISM AND WOMEN'S ROLES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE * "We were very upset if we didn't look fashionable": Women's Beauty Practices in Post-War Russia--Y.Gradskova * How to Combine Motherhood and Wage Labour: Hungarian Expert Perspectives during the 1960s--I.A.Morell * Re-Privatising Women's Lives: From Khrushchev to Brezhnev--N.Vinokurova * Wives or Workers? Women's Position in the Labour Force and in Domestic Life in Sweden and Russia during the 1960s--H.Carlbaeck * Heroine-Mothers and Demographic Crises: The Legacy of the Late Soviet Era--S.Bridger * PART 2: (RE-)NEGOTIATING GENDER, EQUALITY AND DIFFERENCE IN THE POSTSOCIALIST ERA: RIGHTS, PARTICIPATION AND MARGINALIZATION * "In our society it's as if the man is just some kind of stud": Men's Experiences of Fatherhood and Fathers' Rights in Contemporary Russia--R.Kay * The Right to be Different? Sexual Citizenship and its Politics in Post-Soviet Russia--F.Stella * Russian Women's Perceptions of Human Rights and Rights-Based Approaches in Everyday Life--V.Turbine * Doubly Disadvantaged? Gender, Forced Migration and the Russian Labour Market--L.Kosygina * Press Images of Human Trafficking from Russia: Myths and Interpretations--M.Buckley