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Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR

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Palgrave

Pages: 266
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Gender and History

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Hardcover - 9781137528032

18 November 2016

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18 November 2016

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A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. These essays juxtapose established topics in gender history such as motherhood, masculinities,...

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A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. These essays juxtapose established topics in gender history such as motherhood, masculinities, work and activism with newer areas, such as the history of imprisonment and the transnational history of sexuality.

By collecting these essays in a single volume, Catherine Baker encourages historians to look at gender history across borders and time periods, emphasising that evidence and debates from Eastern Europe can inform broader approaches to contemporary gender history.

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Broad scope: an accessible survey of gender history in Eastern Europe and the USSR/Russia in the twentieth century, making this more suitable for use on courses than existing texts

Studentfriendly: introduces existing key scholarship in the field before expanding to new topics and perspectives

More coverage of LGBT histories than any comparable volume on gender history in Eastern Europe and the USSR

Introduction: Gender in 20th-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR; Catherine Baker
PART I: BETWEEN THE FIN-DE-SIECLE AND THE INTERWAR PERIOD 1. Czech Motherhood and Fin-de-Siècle Visual Culture; Cynthia Paces
2. British-Yugoslav Lesbian Networks During and After the Great War; Olga Dimitrijevi? and Catherine Baker
3. Creating 'New Soviet Women' in Armenia? Gender and Tradition in the Early Soviet South Caucasus; Jo Laycock and Jeremy Johnson
PART II: GENDER REGIMES OF REVOLUTION AND WAR 4. Mothers of a New World: Maternity and Culture in the Soviet Period; Jenny Kaminer
5. Life and Fate: Race, Nationality, Class, and Gender in Wartime Poland; Katherine R. Jolluck
6. Female Red Army Soldiers in World War II and Beyond; Kerstin Bischl
7. Soviet Masculinities and Revolution; Erica L. Fraser
PART III: GENDER POLITICS AND STATE SOCIALIST POWER 8. Gender and Youth Work Actions in Post-War Yugoslavia; Ivan Simi?
9. Listing Homosexuals since the 1920s and under State Socialism in Hungary; Judit Takács
10. Everyday: Intimate Politics under Communism in Romania; Maria Bucur
PART IV: GENDER DURING AND AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM 11. Masculinity and Dissidence in Eastern Europe in the 1980s; Anna Muller
12. What is Political in Post-Yugoslav Feminist Activism?; Adriana Zaharijevi?
13. Gender and Professional Work in Russia and Hungary; Maria Adamson and Erika Kispeter
14. Transnational 'LGBT' Politics after the Cold War and Implications for Gender History; Catherine Baker
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Catherine Baker is Lecturer in 20th Century History at the University of Hull, UK. She is the author of The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s (Palgrave, 2015).

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Catherine Baker is Lecturer in 20th Century History at the University of Hull, UK. She is the author of The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s (Palgrave, 2015).

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