"Gender and Power in Eastern Europe" published
News from Nov 03, 2020
The book "Gender and Power in Eastern Europe" was published as the joint product of the sociology and history departments of the OEI.
Gender and Power in Eastern Europe
Changing Concepts of Femininity and Masculinity in Power Relations
Reihe: Societies and Political Orders in Transition
- Provides in-depth insights into new forms of gender relationships in Central and Eastern Europe
- Highlights contradictory trends and conflicts over gender roles and perceptions
- Discusses the role of female empowerment strategies
This book explores the contradictory development of gender roles in Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia. In light of the social changes that followed the collapse of communism, and the rise of new conservatism in Eastern Europe, it studies new forms of gender relationships and reassesses the status quo of female empowerment. Moreover, leading scholars in gender studies discuss how right-wing populism and conservative movements have affected sociopolitical discourses and concepts related to gender roles, rights, and attitudes, and how Western feminism in the 1990s may have contributed to this conservative turn. Mainly focusing on power constellations and gender, the book is divided into four parts: the first explores the history of and recent trends in feminist movements in Eastern Europe, while the second highlights the dynamics and conflicts that gained momentum after neoconservative parties gained political power in post-socialist countries. In turn, the third part discusses new empowerment strategies and changes in gender relationships. The final part illustrates the identities, roles, and concepts of masculinity created in the sociocultural and political context of Eastern Europe.