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Report from the Region

The “Anti-Gender” Wave Contested: Gender Studies, Civil Society, and the State in Eastern Europe and Beyond*

if same-sex marriage was prohibited. (This happened in Croatia after their successful pro-family referendum in 2013, implying the emergence of a regional model for appeasing the EU and compensating “the losers” of the referendum.) Also, the PSD prime

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Women and Gender in Europe from 1939 to the Present

Challenging and Reassessing the Narrative

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

volume are in places rough, sometimes affecting the meaning in English. The Röger/Leiserowitz collection is divided into four sections. The first section, “Gender Rules: The Power of Ideologically and Autobiographically Gendered Interpretive Models

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Chiara Bonfiglioli

summarizes Simić’s chapter, for instance, by saying that “[traditionalism with regard to gender roles and models continue to thrive in Bosnia where women’s lives are not very different from what they were prior to the war beginning in 1992,” except for

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

distance themselves from the official political line” (222). While Le Bonhomme analyzed family patients, Esther Wahlen pays attention to women alcoholics in Czechoslovakia. By the 1960s the disease model of alcoholism gained currency internationally

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Instead of a Novel

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

Olena Haleta

-Soviet version of the history of literature, which also includes Ukrainain literature, is still influenced by the socialist realist model dominated by the idea that the novel is the central literary genre and that it develops one overarching “master plot” (not

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“Maternal Impressions”

Disability Memoirs in Socialist Poland

Natalia Pamula

's overcoming of his disability. A child's disability reconfigures the dominant model of femininity promoted by the state. It allows women who are responsible for their children overcoming disability to make demands upon a state and criticize it for a lack of

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

, intellectual interest, performance, and political debate, and how they eventually destroyed their own experiment. The author takes as a model for the history of this tight-knit group Marci Shore's Caviar and Ashes , which similarly followed the complicated and

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Modern Women in a Modern State

Public Discourse in Interwar Yugoslavia on the Status of Women in Turkey (1923–1939)

Anđelko Vlašić

modernity on the model of Western countries, including the shaping of a “modern woman,” resulted in Turkey becoming a pivotal part of the Western modernization discourse. 13 The Yugoslav public discourse too formed part of this phenomenon and exhibited some

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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

to show that although Yugoslavia broke with the USSR in 1948, Soviet models were commonly applied well beyond that date and were used to develop gender policies. He argues that “of all the east European countries, Yugoslavia can offer the best

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Olesya Khromeychuk

society by overturning patriarchal models of behaviour.” 58 In 1929, in her speech at the General Meeting of the Union of Ukrainian Women, Rudnyts’ka stated that a modern woman “lives her own life, and not simply as an addition to the life of a man, not