Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 28 items for :

  • Political Theory x
  • Regional Studies x
  • Refine by Access: All content x
  • Refine by Content Type: All x
Clear All Modify Search
Restricted access

Women's Suffrage and Revolution in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

Two of the earliest women's suffrage victories were achieved in the Russian Empire, in Finland and Russia, as a result of wars and revolutions. Their significance has been largely ignored, yet study of these achievements challenges the standard paradigms about the conditions (struggle within a democracy, geographic location on the 'periphery'), which favoured early suffrage breakthroughs. This article analyses the particular circumstances in Finland and Russia, which, in a relatively short amount of time, broke down resistance to giving women the vote. An examination of the events surrounding the February 1917 Russian Revolution, which toppled the Tsar, demonstrates the significant role of women in initiating and furthering the revolutionary momentum as well as fighting for their own rights. Both the Finns and the Russians pioneered in extending the legacies of the French and American Revolutions to include women.

Restricted access

Children Born of War

A European Research Network Exploring the Life Histories of a Hidden Population

Kimberley Anderson and Sophie Roupetz

aftermath of World War II during the occupation period in Germany and Austria, where the victorious Allied powers asserted their authority. Germany and Austria were divided into four occupation zones for administrative purposes—the American, British, French

Open access

Diplomats’ Wives and the Foreign Ministry in Late Imperial Russia, in Four Portraits

Marina Soroka

of the vintage of wines. I am learning to recognize excellence in gems. I can make graceful little speeches in Russian, French, German, English, Chinese, and Italian. I have been thoroughly coached in protocol, it holds no terrors for me, and I know

Open access

The Little Entente of Women as Transnational Ethno-Nationalist Community

Spotlight on Romania

Maria Bucur

about with great admiration. 23 She also found a sympathetic ear among some French and British aristocratic women. 24 But overall, she came to the realization that within this large network, the specificities and needs of Romanian women became

Restricted access

Book Reviews

Ayşe Durakbaşa, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Ana Pajvančić-Cizelj, Evgenia Sifaki, Maria Repoussi, Emilia Salvanou, Tatyana Kotzeva, Tamara Zlobina, Maria Bucur, Anna Muller, Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Lukas Schretter, Iza Desperak, Susan Zimmermann, and Marina Soroka

insanity. The final chapter in part 2 is Erica L. Fraser’s “Soviet Masculinities and Revolution.” Moving through time and space, Fraser compares the revolutionary masculinity of the Russian Revolution with that of the French and especially Latin American

Restricted access

Crossing Boundaries

The Case of Wanda Wasilewska and Polish Communism

Agnieszka Mrozik

themselves and their environment. As Michel Foucault wrote: “Revolution … was [for communists] not just a political project; it was also a form of life.” 2 In one of his lectures delivered at the Collège de France in the early 1980s, Foucault noted that since

Restricted access

Women and Gender in Europe from 1939 to the Present

Challenging and Reassessing the Narrative

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

Weill-Hallé? Dr. Weill-Hallé “disrupted the silence about contraception in France”; Katja Vodopivec was one of the founders of the field of social work in Yugoslavia; Maria Jančar established the School of Social Work, now a part of the University of

Restricted access

Paternalism, Modernization, and the Gender Regime in Turkey

Pınar Melis Yelsalı Parmaksız

, and communists in interwar France used paternalistic claims to reconcile the often conflicting interests of fathers, families and the nation. 22 In a different but relevant context, American anthropologist Katherine Verdery speaks about radical

Restricted access

Gender Tutelage and Bulgarian Women’s Literature (1878–1944)

Valentina Mitkova

.), but overall falls within the theoretical field known as book history, a sphere of study, established as a separate discipline in the Western tradition in the 1950s, emanating from the École des Annales in France and related to the attempt to reach a

Restricted access

Book Reviews

Johanna Gehmacher, Svetla Baloutzova, Orlin Sabev, Nezihe Bilhan, Tsvetelin Stepanov, Evgenia Kalinova, Zorana Antonijevic, Alexandra Ghit, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Ana Luleva, Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Courtney Doucette, Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Valentina Mitkova, Vjollca Krasniqi, Pepka Boyadjieva, Marina Hughson, and Rayna Gavrilova

1960s onward by a transnational feminist movement. Its protagonists, languages, concepts, and interest circulated in a fruitful exchange between countries—her examples show that this was especially the case for the German-speaking countries, France, and