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Stiletto Socialism

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

Polona Sitar

femininity for success. Perfumes, cosmetics, and fashionable clothing became increasingly available to consumers in the Soviet Union, East Germany, Poland, Hungary, and, of course, Yugoslavia. They were necessary for the successful socialist construction of

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“Comrades in Battle”

Women Workers and the 1906 Finnish Suffrage Victory

Eric Blanc

legalistic orientation resembling the German Social Democratic Party more than the radical revolutionism of socialists operating underground in the other regions of the tsarist empire. Up through 1905, there were few political links between the Finnish party

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A Woman Politician in the Cold War Balkans

From Biography to History

Krassimira Daskalova

materials. I am also grateful to Gisela Bock for supporting my DAAD research stay in Germany, which gave me the opportunity to unearth some important documents in the Bundesarchive, Berlin-Lichterfelde. 23 Historians usually refer to these types of

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Elaine MacKinnon

being late to work or having to leave early. 29 There were many foreign women as well in the camps, including Poles, Germans, Chinese, Iranians, Romanians, and Finns, arrested as part of a Stalinist effort to remove any potential “fifth column” from the

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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

of women's movements, be it in fascist Italy or Germany or single-party rule in Turkey. Hence, the theme of international sisterhood and its shaky nature in the face of the problems of democratic and undemocratic governments, the cultural and

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Female Agrarian Workers in Early Twentieth-Century Hungary

The Making of Class- and Gender-Based Solidarities

Susan Zimmermann and Nagy Piroska

given in such a way that, if pronounced according to Hungarian pronunciation rules, it comes through like the German-language “Rosa” rather than the Hungarian version of this given name, which is spelled “Rózsa” and pronounced differently. 38 In the

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Ioana Cîrstocea

interested in the region due to their family roots, memories of exile, and personal politics. Among them are Nanette Funk (born in 1942), a US radical feminist and a philosophy professor at Brooklyn College (City University of New York) specializing in German

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Pınar Melis Yelsalı Parmaksız

of the legislation for women’s enfranchisement in 1930 (and later in 1934) reflects the Kemalist leadership’s concern to distinguish its single-party regime from the fascist corporatist regimes of Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany. 60 When

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Migration, Empire, and Liminality

Sex Trade in the Borderlands of Europe

Tracie L. Wilson

technologies and other modernizing processes. 34 Such cases were usually labeled as Mädchenhandel in German or handel dziewczętami in Polish, which literally translate as “trade in girls.” Finding an adequate term in English is challenging. In the early