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Title The politics of gender culture under state socialism : an expropriated voice / edited by Hana Havelková and Libora Oates-Indruchova.
Imprint London New York : Routledge, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 264 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge research in gender and politics ; 2
Routledge research in gender and politics ; 2.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Deutsches Auslandswissenschaftliches Institut Abteilung Ostmitteleuropa
Women -- Czech Republic -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- Czech Republic -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Europe, Central -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- Europe, Central -- History -- 20th century.
Czech Republic.
Central Europe.
Genre History.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Expropriated voice: transformations of gender culture under state socialism; Czech society, 1948 -- 89 / Libora Oates-Indruchova -- pt. I Gender as a social category -- 2. three stages of gender in law / Barbara Havelkova -- 3. Women's organizations in the Czech lands, 1948 -- 89: an historical perspective / Denisa Necasova -- 4. State approaches to homosexuality and non-heterosexual lives in Czechoslovakia during state socialism / Vera Sokolova -- 5. Between femininity and feminism: negotiating the identity of à Czech socialist woman' in women's accounts of state socialism / Katerina Zabrodska -- pt. II Gender as a symbolic category -- 6. body of the nation: the Czechoslovak Spartakiades from a gender perspective / Petr Roubal -- 7. Dispositives of silence: gender, feminism and Czech literature between 1948 and 1989 / Jan Matonoha -- 8. Beauty and the Loser: cultural representations of gender in late state socialism / Libora Oates-Indruchova -- 9. feminist style in Czechoslovak cinema: the feminine imprint in the films of Vera Chytilova and Ester Krumbachova / Petra Hanakova -- 10. AIDSed perestroika: discourses of gender in negotiations of ideological consensus in late-socialist Czechoslovakia / Katerina Kolarova.
Summary "Though there has been much research on the incomplete emancipation project of state socialism in Central East Europe, very little has been published on how the state and its institutions conceived of gender as a concept. This book seeks to understand if and how this conceptualization developed in the second half of the 20th century, and what impact it had on everyday life and on culture. This study moves beyond the dichotomous gender perspectives and towards a nuanced understanding of the diverse discursive negotiations, agendas, actors, and agency involved in state socialist gender practices. Including a detailed case study on the Czech part of Czechoslovakia, contributors explore these issues in a series of independent, but collaboratively developed studies, placing their research in the context of other East Central European countries. The studies collected in the volume bring to light fresh material and consider it from the combined perspective of current gender theory and internal ideological dynamics of state socialism, breaking new ground in gender theory, cultural theory, and studies of state socialism. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender studies, socialism, Cold-War politics and Eastern European politics"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Havelková, Hana.
Oates-Indruchová, Libora.
Other Title Print version: Politics of gender culture under state socialism 9780415720830