The transformations seen in women's active citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe mirror the social political and economic transformations in the region since the fall of communism at the end of the 1980s. This book challenges the universal notion of 'citizenship' by focusing on the diversity of situations women in this region have found themselves in since the end of the 1980s, looking at the challenges and struggles they have faced to assert themselves as citizens and their citizenship rights. Featuring detailed case studies which demonstrate the social and political discrimination between women that still exists, the book will be of interest to academics and post-graduate students in women's/gender studies, political sociology and European studies.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Joanna Regulska, Jasmina Lukic, Darja Zavirsek. Part 1 Regimes: Romanian gender regimes and women's citizenship, Eniko Magyari-Vincze; Women and the law in Poland: towards active citizenship, Malgorzata Fuszara and Eleonora Zielinska; Citizenship, systemic change, and the gender division of labour in rural Hungary, Salvatore A. Engel-Di Mauro; Clashes and ordeals of women's citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe, Jacqueline Heinen; Gender equality in Latvia: achievements and challenges, Irina Novikova. Part 2 Agency: The parameters of the political: does meaning matter for participation in public life for women in Poland and in Ukraine?, Ann Graham and Joanna Regulska; Belgrade's protests 1996/97: from women in the movement to women's movement?, Marina Blagojevic; 'A right and a great need': food rights and praxis in Silesia, Poland, Anne C. Bellows; Disabled women everyday citizenship rights in East Europe: examples from Slovenia, Darja Zavirsek; The making of political responsibility: Hannah Arendt and/in the case of Serbia, Dasa Duhacek. Part 3 Transnational Dialogues: Poetics, politics and gender, Jasmina Lukic; Looking at Western Feminisms through the double lens of Eastern Europe and the Third World, Kornelia Slavova; Women's NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: the imperialist criticism, Nanette Funk; Cautionary tales, Ann Snitow; Epilogue: persisting struggles, Darja Zavirsek, Joanna Reguiska, Jasmina Lukic; Indexes.
Jasmina Lukic is a Recurrent Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Joanna Regulska is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Geography at Rutgers University, USA. Darja ZavirÅ¡ek is Associate Professor of Disability and Gender Studies and teaches at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.