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Stiletto Socialism

Social Class, Dressing Up, and Women's Self-Positioning in Socialist Slovenia

Polona Sitar

Following the communist takeover in Yugoslavia in 1945, a new middle class emerged with sufficient economic and cultural capital to be spent on material goods. This new class was defined primarily in cultural terms and less by socioeconomic

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Maria Bucur

capital, stories about “patriotic work” in Roseti-Dobrogea, 2 the place where we also started our experience as college students. In advance of Hegel's The Phenomenology of the Spirit , we learned how to sort red peppers for export, how humid our

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Educating the Other

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

Nicoleta Roman

was “accustomed to speaking French and German rather than English.” 4 She wanted to settle in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, as a teacher of foreign languages, and for more than twenty years (1889–1911), this is what she did. Maude Rea Parkinson

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Issues of Gender Representation in Modern Greek Art

The Case of Thaleia Flora-Caravia's Photographic Images and Self-Portraits

Despoina Tsourgianni

Georgios Iakovidis (1853–1932), 7 and Anton Ažbe (1862–1905), 8 as women were not accepted as students at the prestigious School of Fine Arts. Her time in the Bavarian capital played a major role not only in shaping the bold and independent character of

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Ana Miškovska Kajevska

their international academic careers and activist recognition.” 11 Using Bourdieu, I spoke of economic, cultural, social, and symbolic feminist capital, as well as struggles for legitimacy. In my book one can find sentences like: “The names which the

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

interest on the subject is not based on estimations of the numbers of duels that took place in the Greek capital, but on a few patterns that surfaced in nearly all the forty cases of my sample. In these ritualized battles, save for two exceptions, there

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“Amongst Affectionate Female Friends”

Same-Sex Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century Polish Correspondence

Natalie Cornett

intelligentsia, one's cultural and educational capital mattered more than heritage or financial wealth. This made class boundaries more fluid and permeable than traditional gentry circles. 4 From this group of educated intellectuals emerged the most fervent

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“Did You Teach Us to Do Otherwise?”

Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models

Magdalena Kozłowska

leaders, was “self-improvement.” Regardless of their cultural capital (the Tsukunft's activities were mainly targeted at young factory or workshop laborers), young people were expected to read works of philosophy and selected Yiddish poetry and prose, and

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Adriana Zaharijević, Kristen Ghodsee, Efi Kanner, Árpád von Klimó, Matthew Stibbe, Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Žarka Svirčev, Agata Ignaciuk, Sophia Kuhnle, Ana Miškovska Kajevska, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Marina Hughson, Sanja Petrović Todosijević, Enriketa Papa-Pandelejmoni, Stanislava Barać, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Selin Çağatay, and Agnieszka Mrozik

communist regime, and its members were persecuted and deported from the capital. The account covers her life story through 1990. It describes her education and years as a teacher in the town of Lezha and her return to Shkodra after seventeen years of

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“Maternal Impressions”

Disability Memoirs in Socialist Poland

Natalia Pamula

capital in the Polish context.” 27 I would add that the memoirs discussed here, published in 1973 and 1988, should be considered part of the history of women's struggle and mobilization in socialist Poland. They provide proof of how mothers of disabled