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Gender Politics in the Western Balkans traces the development of women's consciousness in the lands of the South Slavs from the early years of the twentieth century, on the eve of the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, to the situation during and after the Serbian Insurrectionary War of 1991–95. The book embraces historical chapters, contemporary political analyses, and cultural studies (focusing on literature and religion).

Socialist Yugoslavia undertook a relatively unusual experiment during the forty-six years of its existence (1945–91)—to eliminate the sources of social, economic, and gender inequality while laying the foundation for a society in which women and men could enjoy complete equality in politics, in education and careers, and in family life. Although the aspiration was shared with other communist countries, Yugoslavia gave its experiment a unique twist by linking its program with institutional changes to be realized through self-management organs and a complicated delegate system. The socialist system represented an improvement where gender equality was concerned over the pre-existing system associated with the interwar Kingdom of Yugoslavia, but it did not fulfill its promises.

Recognizing the need for a book that surveys the experience of South Slav women during the twentieth century, Sabrina Ramet commissioned essays from leading scholars in East European/Yugoslav studies and women’s studies for this volume. The resulting collection is arranged in rough chronological order, covering primarily Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia from before World War II until present day. Topics covered include the structures of traditional society, gender relations in the interwar period, anti-Fascist organizations, the socialist experience, and issues connected to post-socialist politics and the war, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject.

Contributors are Andrei Simić, Thomas A. Emmert, Vlasta Jalušič, Barbara Jancar-Webster, Tatjana Pavlović, Žarana Papić, Julie Mertus, Obrad Kesić, Regan Ralph, Dorothy Thomas, Gordana Crnković, Mart Bax, Branka Magaš, and Sabrina Ramet.

Synopsis:

The first book in English to discuss the politics of gender relations in both socialist Yugoslavia and its post-socialist successor states.<P>Gender Politics in the Western Balkans traces the development of women's consciousness in the lands of the South Slavs from the early years of the twentieth century, on the eve of the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, to the situation during and after the Serbian Insurrectionary War of 1991-95. The book embraces historical chapters, contemporary political analyses, and cultural studies (focusing on literature and religion).<P>Recognizing the need for a book that surveys the experience of South Slav women during the twentieth century, Sabrina Ramet commissioned essays from leading scholars in East European/Yugoslav studies and women's studies for this volume. The resulting collection is arranged in rough chronological order, covering primarily Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia from before World War II until the present day. Topics covered include the structures of traditional society, gender relations in the interwar period, antifascist organizations, the socialist experience, and issues connected to post-socialist politics and the war, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject.

About the Author

Sabrina P. Ramet, one of the leading Europeanists of the day, is Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington and a member of the Advisory Board of the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Series. She is the author of seven books, including Nihil Obstat: Religion, Politics, and Social Change in East Central Europe and Russia (1998).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780271018027
Subtitle:
Women and Society in Yugoslavia and the Yugoslav Successor States
Editor:
Ramet, Sabrina P.
Editor:
Ramet, Sabrina P.
Author:
Ramet, Sabrina P.
Author:
Ramet, Sabrina P., Professor
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Location:
University Park, Pa. :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Yugoslavia
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminism -- Former Yugoslav republics -- History.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
Women -- Yugoslavia -- History.
Subject:
Women -- Former Yugoslav republics -- History.
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Subject:
Gender Politics in the Western Balkans
Subject:
Society.
Subject:
and Politics in Yugoslavia and the Yugoslav Successor States
Subject:
Sabrina P. Ramet
Subject:
0-271-01801-1
Subject:
0-271-01802-X
Subject:
History
Subject:
European
Subject:
Comparative politics
Subject:
post-communist
Subject:
Kingdom of Serbs
Subject:
Croats.
Subject:
Slovenes
Subject:
Serbian Insurrectionary War
Subject:
contemporary political analyses
Subject:
Cultural Studies
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
ocial
Subject:
Economic
Subject:
gender inequality
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Communist
Subject:
Institutional changes
Subject:
South Slav women
Subject:
Slovenia
Subject:
Croatia
Subject:
Serbia
Subject:
Bosnia
Subject:
World War II
Subject:
structures of traditional society
Subject:
interwar period
Subject:
anti-fascist organizations
Subject:
socialist experience
Subject:
post-socialist politics
Subject:
War
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Post-Communist Cultural Studies (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990414
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 1.1 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The first book in English to discuss the politics of gender relations in both socialist Yugoslavia and its post-socialist successor states.<P>Gender Politics in the Western Balkans traces the development of women's consciousness in the lands of the South Slavs from the early years of the twentieth century, on the eve of the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, to the situation during and after the Serbian Insurrectionary War of 1991-95. The book embraces historical chapters, contemporary political analyses, and cultural studies (focusing on literature and religion).<P>Recognizing the need for a book that surveys the experience of South Slav women during the twentieth century, Sabrina Ramet commissioned essays from leading scholars in East European/Yugoslav studies and women's studies for this volume. The resulting collection is arranged in rough chronological order, covering primarily Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia from before World War II until the present day. Topics covered include the structures of traditional society, gender relations in the interwar period, antifascist organizations, the socialist experience, and issues connected to post-socialist politics and the war, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject.
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