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Empowering Women in Russia : Activism, Aid, and Ngos - Julie Hemment

Empowering Women in Russia

Activism, Aid, and Ngos

Paperback Published: 1st February 2007
ISBN: 9780253218919
Number Of Pages: 188

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Julie Hemment's engrossing study traces the development encounter through interactions between international foundations and Russian women's groups during a decade of national collapse. Prohibited from organizing independently under state socialism, women's groups became a focus of attention in the mid-1990s for foundations eager to promote participatory democracy, but the version of civil society that has emerged (the "third sector") is far from what Russian activists envisioned and what donor agencies promised. Drawing on ethnographic methods and Participatory Action Research, Hemment tells the story of her introduction to and growing collaboration with members of the group Zhenskii Svet (Women's Light) in the provincial city of Tver'.

Despite the critiques of the NGO world and the collapse of the women's crisis centre, Hemment's collaborative research had fruitful results as many women felt empowered and benefited . . . .34.2 March-April 2011--Women's Studies Intnl Form

Introduction: Gendered Interventions
Muddying the Waters: Participatory Action Research in Tver'
Querying Democratization: Civil Society, International Aid, and the Riddle of the Third Sector
Gender Mainstreaming and the Third-Sectorization of Russian Women's Activism
Global Civil Society and the Local Costs of Belonging: Setting up a Crisis Center in Tver'
A Tale of Two Projects
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ISBN: 9780253218919
ISBN-10: 0253218918
Series: New Anthropologies of Europe (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.1  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.32