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Authority, Authenticity, and the Epistemic Legacies of Cold War Area Studies

Some Reflections on Women's History and State Socialism in Eastern Europe

Kristen Ghodsee and Agnieszka Mrozik

conducted as well as internationally, where it is published and presented. In Poland, as mentioned above, conducting research on communism that goes beyond the totalitarian paradigm may result in not receiving funding (and rejection of the research project

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Editor's Introduction

Sharon A. Kowalsky

that privilege the “totalitarianparadigm while undermining “revisionist” perspectives, emphasizing the need to confront such prejudices to encourage the diversity of scholarly research necessary to recover the full spectrum of the Communist experience

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Milena Kirova, Lex Heerma van Voss, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Noemi Stoichkova, Niya Neykova, Marija Bosančić, Zorana Simić, Daniela Koleva, Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Raia Apostolova, Momchil Hristov, and Birgitta Bader-Zaar

forgetting the legacy of the communist project of women's emancipation and activism. This part of the book sheds light on aspects that have been ignored in previous historical publications of scholars working within the totalitarian paradigm, such as the role

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Birgitta Bader-Zaar, Evguenia Davidova, Minja Bujaković, Milena Kirova, Malgorzata Fidelis, Stefano Petrungaro, Alexandra Talavar, Daniela Koleva, Rochelle Ruthchild, Vania Ivanova, Valentina Mitkova, Roxana L. Cazan, Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska, and Nadia Danova

brought to the forefront, especially in later chapters, including Roma and LGBTQ communities. While challenging the totalitarian paradigm, Feinberg shows that one of the best ways to understand communism is to examine it through the prism of modernity

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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

(if they are noticed at all) were just blind instruments in the hands of Mao and of the party: agents of patriarchy and/or coperpetrators of communist crimes (in the dominant totalitarian paradigm, every involvement in state socialism is considered

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Ten Years After

Communism and Feminism Revisited

Francisca de Haan, Kristen Ghodsee, Krassimira Daskalova, Magdalena Grabowska, Jasmina Lukić, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Raluca Maria Popa, and Alexandra Ghit

Soviet history has been rare. 4 In different postsocialist states, anticommunist scholarship drawing on the totalitarian paradigm was encouraged due to its capacity to legitimate neoliberal elites and policies. Historians working on state