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Title Czech feminisms : perspectives on gender in East Central Europe / edited by Iveta Jusova and Jiřina Šiklová
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (325 pages)
Contents Introduction: Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity Issues in the Czech Culture: Past and Present -- 1. Situating Czech Identity: Postcolonial Theory and "the European Dividend" -- 2. The Importance of Being Nationalist -- 3. The Czech 1930s through Toyen -- 4. Women as the Object and Subject of the Socialist Form of Women's Emancipation -- 5. Women's Memory: Searching for Identity under Socialism -- 6. Contested Feminism: The East/West Feminist Encounters in the 1990s -- 7. Czech Women's NGOs: Women's Voices and Claims in the Public Sphere -- 8. Czech Anarchofeminism: Against Hierarchy and Privileges -- 9. Aspects of Sex and Gender in Romany Communities in the Czech Republic -- 10. The Lives of Vietnamese Women in the Czech Republic -- 11. Sex Work, Migration, and Law: La Strada and Human Trafficking in the Czech Republic -- 12. Idle Ally: The LGBT Community in the Czech Republic -- 13. Condemned to Rule: Masculine Domination and Hegemonic Masculinities of Doctors in Czech Maternity Wards -- 14. Some Issues and Challenges Faced by Elderly and Retired Women in the Czech Republic -- 15. The East Side Story of (Gendered) Art: Framing Gender in Czech and Slovak Contemporary Art -- 16. Typological Differences between Languages as an Argument against Gender: Fair Language Use?
Summary "In this wide-ranging study of women's and gender issues in the pre- and post-1989 Czech Republic, contributors engage with current feminist debates and theories of nation and identity to examine the historical and cultural transformations of Czech feminism. This collection of essays by leading scholars, artists, and activists, explores such topics as reproductive rights, state socialist welfare provisions, Czech women's NGOs, anarchofeminism, human trafficking, LGBT politics, masculinity, feminist art, among others. Foregrounding experiences of women and sexual and ethnic minorities in the Czech Republic, the contributors raise important questions about the transfer of feminist concepts across languages and cultures. As the economic orthodoxy of the European Union threatens to occlude relevant stories of the different national communities comprising the Eurozone, this book contributes to the understanding of the diverse origins from which something like a European community arises"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminism -- Czech Republic.
Sex role -- Czech Republic.
Women -- Czech Republic.
Form Electronic book
Author Jusová, Iveta, 1966- editor
Šiklová, Jiřina, 1935- editor
ISBN 0253021936 (electronic bk.)
9780253021939 (electronic bk.)
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