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Gender, Globalization, And Postsocialism / Edition 1
     

Gender, Globalization, And Postsocialism / Edition 1

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by Jacqui True
 

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ISBN-10: 0231127154

ISBN-13: 9780231127158

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

How are changing gender relations shaping and being shaped by post-socialist marketization and liberalization? Do new forms of economic and cultural globalization open spaces for women's empowerment and feminist politics? The rapid social transformations experienced by the people of the Czech Republic in the wake of the collapse of communism in 1989 afford

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How are changing gender relations shaping and being shaped by post-socialist marketization and liberalization? Do new forms of economic and cultural globalization open spaces for women's empowerment and feminist politics? The rapid social transformations experienced by the people of the Czech Republic in the wake of the collapse of communism in 1989 afford political scientist Jacqui True with an opportunity to answer these questions by examining political and gendered identities in flux. She argues that the privatization of a formerly state economy and the adoption of consumer-oriented market practices were shaped by ideas and attitudes about gender roles.

Though finely tuned to the particular, local traditions that have defined the boundaries of globalization for Czech men and women, Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism also offers a provocative general thesis about the inextricable linkages between political and economic changes and gender identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231127158
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Globalization, Gender and Post-SocialismGendering State SocialismRefashioning the FamilyEstablishing Labour MarketsExpanding Consumer MarketsImporting Civil SocietyEngendering Global Political Economy

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Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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True argues that the rapid and massive changes in Czech society after communism fell also included new roles for women. The change from a statist economy, mostly plugged into other countries in the Warsaw Pact, to a free market economy, exposed to global trends, was abrupt and severe. She suggests that women could now expand their gender roles by taking initiatives in a capitalist system. Changes in how families were viewed, and in the political system, and what this meant for women are also discussed.