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  • ISBN: 9780271018027
  • ISBN10: 027101802X

Gender Politics in the Western Balkans Women and Society in Yugoslavia and the Yugoslav Successor States

by Sabrina P. Ramet

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1999
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The first book in English to discuss the politics of gender relations in both socialist Yugoslavia and its post-socialist successor states.

Gender Politics in the Western Balkans traces the development of women's consciousness in the lands of the South Slavs from the early years of the twentieth century, on the eve of the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, to the situation during and after the Serbian Insurrectionary War of 1991-95. The book embraces historical chapters, contemporary political analyses, and cultural studies (focusing on literature and religion).

Recognizing the need for a book that surveys the experience of South Slav women during the twentieth century, Sabrina Ramet commissioned essays from leading scholars in East European/Yugoslav studies and women's studies for this volume. The resulting collection is arranged in rough chronological order, covering primarily Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia from before World War II until the present day. Topics covered include the structures of traditional society, gender relations in the interwar period, antifascist organizations, the socialist experience, and issues connected to post-socialist politics and the war, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject.

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