Teresa Kulawik is Professor of Gender Studies at Sḏertṟn University. Her current research examines the intersections between body/bio politics, biomedicine, feminism, citizenship, and public knowledge regimes. Her monograph Bodies, Nations, and Knowledge: Political Epistemologies in Germany, Poland, and Sweden in Historical Perspective is forthcoming. Zhanna Kravchenko is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Sḏertṟn University. Her research has been focused on welfare policy, specifically, on family policies, housing policies, and urban planning, as well as on transition to adulthood and development of civil society in Russia.
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"Challenging persistent geopolitical asymmetries in feminist knowledge production, this collection depicts collisions between concepts and lived experiences, between academic feminism and political activism, between the West as generalizable and the East as the concrete Other. Borderlands narrows the gap between cultural analysis and social theory, addressing feminist theory's epistemological foundations and its capacity to confront the legacies of colonialism and socialism. The contributions demonstrate the enduring worth of feminist concepts for critical analysis, conceptualize resistance to multiple forms of oppression, and identify the implications of the decoupling of cultural and social feminist critique for the analysis of gender relations in a post-socialist space. This book will be of import to activists and researchers in women's and gender studies, comparative gender politics and policy, political science, sociology, contemporary history, and European studies. It is suitable for use as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in a range of fields"-- Provided by publisher.