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Sharon A. Kowalsky

national identity. Despoina Tsourgianni's article shifts the focus to representations of female identity through an exploration of the photographs and self-portraits of the Greek diaspora artist Thaleia Flora-Caravia (1871–1960). Analyzing the self

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Educating the Other

Foreign Governesses in Wallachia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Nicoleta Roman

an individual and institutional level, in the creation of Romanian national identity. But, more notably, this study highlights the importance of these women in the development of class identities, as they were crucial social agents in the cultural

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Sharon A. Kowalsky

contributed to the creation of new Romanian class and national identities, as governesses transmitted Western ideals to their students while also adapting to the realities and demands of the local context. Working in both private homes and state

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Instead of a Novel

Sophia Yablonska's Travelogues in the History of Modern Ukrainian Literature

Olena Haleta

expressing hospitality, which could be translated from Ukrainian as “Make yourself at home.” 45 They seem to represent three important things: gender, national identity, and the desire for home. Figure 6: Sophia Yablonska. From her trip to Southeast

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

national research. These twelve case studies argue that public health served as a laboratory for the implementation of labor, gender, and welfare policies. Furthermore, the construction of conditional access to health provision was based on “nationality

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Valentina Mitkova

's study: Do writing women, generally hardly admitted as individuals to the record of the national literary history, have more chances to be canonically recognized if presented as belonging to a “literary generation,” as a part of collective identities

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Valentina Mitkova

in Milena Kirova's research. 3 The deep interest in gender-related issues or the topic of the social construction of gender consciousness (the difference between sex as a biological assumption and gender as an identity acquired and affirmed in the

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The East Side Story of Gender and Feminism

The Hungarian and Czech Cases

Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

, and the greeting given him by leaders of the right-wing National Association of Hungarian Women on this occasion (4). But, the time frame of the book is slightly different, and it is defined in a somewhat confusing way in the introduction. Szapor

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

domestic duels with relevant cases from the international scholarship highlights the public character that the practice acquired in Greece and its strong linkages to masculine political identities. 9 One core characteristic of middle-class duels that is

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Black October

Comics, Memory, and Cultural Representations of 17 October 1961

Claire Gorrara

straddles the borders—real and imagined—between France and Algeria and a third space: American popular culture and music. Mohand/Vincent’s ability to “pass” as French accentuates the extent to which national identities can be performed and deconstructed. His