Post-Soviet Women: From the Baltic to Central Asia by Marta BrunoPost-Soviet Women: From the Baltic to Central Asia by Marta Bruno

Post-Soviet Women: From the Baltic to Central Asia

byMarta BrunoEditorMary Buckley

Paperback | July 13, 1997

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How have women's lives changed in the republics of the former Soviet Union since the fall of the USSR? This is the first book systematically to examine changes and continuities across these states, focusing on women and work, social roles and women in politics. Drawing on interviews with women in factories, on farms and with women streetsellers, politicians and activists, the book questions whether women are "victims" or "agents" of change, and describes various strategies of coping and adaptation to new economic and social instabilities.
Title:Post-Soviet Women: From the Baltic to Central AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:July 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521565308

ISBN - 13:9780521565301


Table of Contents

1. Victims and agents: gender in post-Soviet states Mary Buckley; Part I. Women in the russian Federation: 2. Do Russian women want to work Sarah Ashwin and Elain Bowers; 3. Rural women and the impact of economic change Sue Bridger; 4. Women and the culture of entrepreneurship Marta Bruno; 5. Images of an ideal woman: perceptions of Russian womanhood through the media, education and women's own eyes Rebecca Kay; 6. 'She was asking for it': rape and domestic violence against women Lynne Attwood; 7. 'For the sake of the children: gender and migration in the former Soviet Union Hilary Pilkington; 8. When the fighting is over: the soldiers' mothers and the Afghan madonnas Kathryn Pinnick; 9. Adaptation of the Soviet women's committee: deputies' voices from 'Women of Russia' Mary Buckley; 10. Women's groups in Russia Olga Lipovskaya; Part II. Women Outside Russia in Newly Independent States: 11. Women in changing societies: Latvia and Lithuania Nijole White; 12. Progress on hold: the conservative faces of women in Ukraine Solomea Pavlychko; 13. Out of the kitchen into the crossfire: women in independent Armenia Nora Dudwick; 14. The women's peace train in Georgia Tamara Dragadze; 15. Between tradition and modernity: the dilemma facing contemporary Central Asian women Shirin Akiner.

Editorial Reviews

"Post-Soviet Women is a valuable collection. It contains much important information for scholars about the lives of women and the societies in general that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The book is also a solid contribution to the study of women world-wide because it presents the opinions of women who often question and/or reject Western notions of feminism. The volume forces readers to re-examine their own biases and opinions about the Baltics, Central Asia and Russia." Canadian Slavonic Papers, Alison Rowley, Duke University