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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

title—“Gender histories of the modern era”—probably reflects the publisher’s wishes. Reviewing the development of the research field, Bock shows its strong connection with social history and the importance of questions concerning class, work, and poverty

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Elaine MacKinnon

before her husband, Pavel, a regional party official. Liudmila Miklashevskaia was born in Odessa in 1899 to a middle-class Jewish family. Her first husband was the actor and playwright Konstantin Miklashevsky. The pair moved to Paris in 1924, but soon

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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*

government circles aimed to reach out for a new kind of gender-related public discourse that was meant to mobilize a more secular, less intensely nationalistic but still conservative middle-class public than what could be achieved through the discourses on

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A Gloomy Carnival of Freedom

Sex, Gender, and Emotions among Polish Displaced Person in the Aftermath of World War II

Katarzyna Nowak

sexual encounters between people of different nationalities but also put people from different social classes into a new proximity with each other. This sudden corporeal and moral freedom along with the wartime crisis of sexuality turned postwar chaos

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Selin Çağatay, Olesya Khromeychuk, Stanimir Panayotov, Zlatina Bogdanova, Margarita Karamihova, and Angelina Vacheva

tries to break the very stable cliché about the passive and submissive “Muslim woman.” She rightly points out that—as everywhere in the world—factors such as social class, education, age, and place of residence largely determine the role and social

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“The 1990s Wasn't Just a Time of Bandits; We Feminists Were Also Making Mischief!”

Celebrating Twenty Years of Feminist Enlightenment Projects in Tver’

Julie Hemment and Valentina Uspenskaya

classes they take with my political science colleagues—we have a good team here and they are very progressive people. Several students are doing research on this topic. My student Nataly Beliakova is writing her MA thesis on the topic of “The Trajectory of

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Olesya Khromeychuk

gendered characteristics, they were acclaimed for certain qualities and militarized when this was beneficial to the movement, but classed as inferior to men in general. The manual, however, does not just identify useful and problematic female traits in

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Migration, Empire, and Liminality

Sex Trade in the Borderlands of Europe

Tracie L. Wilson

as prostitutes engaged in unsanctioned sex with men of various social classes and potentially with men from other religious and ethnic backgrounds. These transgressions rendered sex traffickers and prostitutes a threat to the social order. In addition