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Post-Soviet Women: From the Baltic to Central Asia / Edition 1
     

Post-Soviet Women: From the Baltic to Central Asia / Edition 1

by Mary Buckley, Sarah Ashwin, Marta Bruno
 

ISBN-10: 0521565308

ISBN-13: 9780521565301

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How have women's lives changed in the republics of the former Soviet Union since the fall of the USSR? This is the first book systematically to examine changes and continuities across these states, focusing on women and work, social roles and women in politics. Drawing on interviews with women in factories, on farms and with women streetsellers, politicians and

Overview

How have women's lives changed in the republics of the former Soviet Union since the fall of the USSR? This is the first book systematically to examine changes and continuities across these states, focusing on women and work, social roles and women in politics. Drawing on interviews with women in factories, on farms and with women streetsellers, politicians and activists, the book questions whether women are "victims" or "agents" of change, and describes various strategies of coping and adaptation to new economic and social instabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521565301
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Victims and agents: gender in post-Soviet states Mary Buckley; Part I. Women in the Russian Federation: 2. Do Russian women want to work Sarah Ashwin and Elain Bowers; 3. Rural women and the impact of economic change Sue Bridger; 4. Women and the culture of entrepreneurship Marta Bruno; 5. Images of an ideal woman: perceptions of Russian womanhood through the media, education and women's own eyes Rebecca Kay; 6. 'She was asking for it': rape and domestic violence against women Lynne Attwood; 7. 'For the sake of the children: gender and migration in the former Soviet Union Hilary Pilkington; 8. When the fighting is over: the soldiers' mothers and the Afghan madonnas Kathryn Pinnick; 9. Adaptation of the Soviet women's committee: deputies' voices from 'Women of Russia' Mary Buckley; 10. Women's groups in Russia Olga Lipovskaya; Part II. Women Outside Russia in Newly Independent States: 11. Women in changing societies: Latvia and Lithuania Nijole White; 12. Progress on hold: the conservative faces of women in Ukraine Solomea Pavlychko; 13. Out of the kitchen into the crossfire: women in independent Armenia Nora Dudwick; 14. The women's peace train in Georgia Tamara Dragadze; 15. Between tradition and modernity: the dilemma facing contemporary Central Asian women Shirin Akiner.

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