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Gendered Images and Soviet Subjects

How the Komsomol Archive Enriched My Understanding of Gender in Soviet War Culture

Adrienne M. Harris

of Russia’s most beloved war heroes. The image of Kosmodemianskaia’s body and the narrative of her podvig (“feat” or “exploit”) unified the Soviet citizenry in anguish and rage and motivated her compatriots to fight more fiercely and to work harder

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

, Kind-Kovacs, and Bernasconi's anthology includes a few gender-sensitive contributions on midwifery, women's alcoholism, and politics of reproduction but does not explore issues of masculinity in the chapters focusing on war heroes. In other words