Gender Politics and Everyday Life in State Socialist Eastern and Central Europe

Gender Politics and Everyday Life in State Socialist Eastern and Central Europe

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Overview

Gender Politics and Everyday Life in State Socialist Eastern and Central Europe by S. Penn

This book showcases extensive research on gender under state socialism, examining the subject in terms of state policy and law; sexuality and reproduction; the academy; leisure; the private sphere; the work world; opposition activism; and memory and identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230613003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/29/2010
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Shana Penn is a visiting scholar in Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is the author of Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (2005), which was awarded the Heldt Prize for Best Book in Slavic/East European/Eurasian/Women’s Studies by the Association of Women in Slavic Studies. Currently Penn is working on a book of oral histories of Czech women dissidents in Charter 77 and teaching and writing about Polish Jewish history.

Jill Massino received her PhD in East European and Cultural History from Indiana University. She is currently a visiting scholar in the history department at Northwestern University and is working on a book on gender and and everyday life in socialist and post-socialist Romania.

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