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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)

Paperback Published: 15th September 1997
ISBN: 9780521565301
Number Of Pages: 336

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How have women's lives changed in the republics of the former Soviet Union since the fall of the USSR? This is the first book systematically to examine changes and continuities across these states, focusing on women and work, social roles and women in politics. Drawing on interviews with women in factories, on farms and with women streetsellers, politicians and activists, the book questions whether women are "victims" or "agents" of change, and describes various strategies of coping and adaptation to new economic and social instabilities.

'... 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: 9780521565301
ISBN-10: 0521565308
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 15th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.22  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.54