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Author Heyat, Farideh, 1949-

Title Azeri women in transition : women in Soviet and post-Soviet Azerbaijan / Farideh Heyat
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xi, 224 pages)
Series Central Asia research forum
Central Asia research forum series
Contents Glossary of Azeri terms -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Narratives of a Community in Transition -- 3. The Pre-Soviet Period and Social Geography of Baku -- 4. Early Azeri Modernisation: The position of women -- 5. The Soviet Revolution and Azeri Women -- 6. Professional Women's Coping Strategies: Home and the workplace -- 7. Contradiction and Ambiguity: The management of femininities in Soviet Azerbaijan -- 8. Economic and Cultural Diversity in the Post-Soviet Era
Summary This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional women in Baku, it provides insight into the impact of the Soviet system on the position of Azeri women, their conceptions of femininity and the significant changes brought about by the post-Soviet transition to a market economy and growing western influence. Also explored are the ways in which local
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-213) and index
Notes English
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Subject Women -- Azerbaijan -- Baku -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Muslim women -- Azerbaijan -- Baku -- Social conditions -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Civilization -- Soviet influences
Muslim women -- Social conditions
Women -- Social conditions
Sociale situatie.
Politieke verandering.
SUBJECT Azerbaijan -- Civilization -- Soviet influences.
Subject Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan -- Baku
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136871771