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Women in the Face of Change : Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China - Annie Phizacklea

Women in the Face of Change

Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China

By: Annie Phizacklea (Editor), Hilary Pilkington (Editor), Shirin Rai (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd October 1992
ISBN: 9780415075404
Number Of Pages: 240

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The years 1989 and 1990 will probably be best remembered for the speed and breadth of political and economic change which swept through what used to be referred to as the Communist Bloc. With the disintegration of this bloc, there has been no shortage of western advice on how to democratize' economy and politiy in these societies. However, little thought has been given to what this change means for the millions of women who have toiled for decades alongside men in the factories and fields as well as performing their womanly mission' in the home. This collection from women in Eastern and Western Europe, and covering both Europe and China, poses many questions about the impact of change. It contributes to the debate that seeks to combat inertia and ethnocentrism within western feminism and also to the separate and the critical women's voice' which is re-emerging in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China.

List of tables
List of contributors
Introductionp. 1
Swings and roundabouts: the political economy of reform
Perestroika and the status of women in the Soviet Unionp. 11
'Watering another man's garden': gender, employment and educational reforms in Chinap. 20
Gender and political participation in rural Chinap. 41
Uneven burdens: women in rural Polandp. 57
The construction and reconstruction of gendered identities
Population policy and reform: The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Chinap. 79
Whose space is it anyway? Youth, gender and civil society in the Soviet Unionp. 105
Sexual revolution or 'sexploitation'? The pornography and erotica debate in the Soviet Unionp. 130
Monogamy and female sexuality in the People's Republic of Chinap. 147
Towards a woman's consciousness?
Gendered identities: women's experience of change in Hungaryp. 167
Feminism and Bolshevism: two worlds, two ideologiesp. 186
The women's movement in the USSR: a myth or a real challenge?p. 200
Name indexp. 218
Subject indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780415075404
ISBN-10: 0415075408
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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