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Post-Soviet Women : From the Baltic to Central Asia - Mary Buckley

Post-Soviet Women

From the Baltic to Central Asia

By: Mary Buckley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th July 1997
ISBN: 9780521563208
Number Of Pages: 336

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This volume is the first to take a systematic look at the position of women in the post-Soviet states of the former USSR. It is divided into two main parts: the first focuses on the economy, society and polity of the Russian Federation; the second gives specialists' insights into social, political, economic and military developments in the other republics of the former Soviet Union. The book pays special attention to women's own perceptions of their lives. How do factory workers, street vendors and rural workers view their jobs? How do the women who served in Afghanistan, migrants, politicians, political activists, soldiers' mothers and feminists portray their worlds. What strategies of coping have women devised to deal with no electricity in Armenia, with unwelcome sexual advances from fathers-in-law and with violence from partners in Russia? Why did women in Georgia travel on a peace train? How has war affected lives in the Caucasus and in Central Asia? This book explores strategies of coping and forms of adaptation, noting that women are agents, as well as victims.

Industry Reviews

'... the volume is instructive and should be included on reading lists of courses dealing with the status of women as well as post-Soviet studies.' Europe-Asia Studies 'This book is a significant contribution and will be widely read by those interested in post-Soviet politics, gender studies and comparative politics and social studies.' Chris Corrin, Political Studies

Victims and agents: gender in post-Soviet states
Women in the russian Federation
Do Russian women want to work
Rural women and the impact of economic change
Women and the culture of entrepreneurship
Images of an ideal woman: perceptions of Russian womanhood through the media, education and women's own eyes
'She was asking for it': rape and domestic violence against women
'For the sake of the children: gender and migration in the former Soviet Union
When the fighting is over: the soldiers' mothers and the Afghan madonnas
Adaptation of the Soviet women's committee: deputies' voices from 'Women of Russia'
Women's groups in Russia
Women Outside Russia in Newly Independent States
Women in changing societies: Latvia and Lithuania
Progress on hold: the conservative faces of women in Ukraine
Out of the kitchen into the crossfire: women in independent Armenia
The women's peace train in Georgia
Between tradition and modernity: the dilemma facing contemporary Central Asian women
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ISBN: 9780521563208
ISBN-10: 0521563208
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.64