Gender Perspectives in Post-Socialist Transition

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, IWM library
Krassimira Daskalova, Caroline Hornstein-Tomic, Karl Kaser, Filip Radunovic (Eds.): Gendering Post-Socialist Transition. Studies of changing gender perspectives, ERSTE Foundation Series, Lit Verlag: Wien, 2012, 328 S., 34.90 EUR

The case studies presented in this volume focus on the economic, political, social and cultural effects and traces of system changes in the lives of women and men after 1989 in eleven countries of Central and South Eastern Europe.

The contributions by nine research teams from various Central and South Eastern European countries look into the meaning of these changes for the relationships between men and women, for gender roles and representations, and for the development of normative discourses about femininity and masculinity. With respect to gender relations, these case studies deal with changing values and mentalities in transformation and show that poverty, social exclusion, nationalism, social and healthcare systems all have a profound gendered dimension.

The nine case studies will be taken up in a panel discussion with the volume editors Krassimira Daskalova, Caroline Hornstein-Tomic and Karl Kaser, which will be chaired by Birgit Sauer. The following authors will be present: Judit Acsády, Oana B?lu??, Marina Blagojevi?, Slavco Dimitrov, Milena Kirova, Lynette Šiki?-Mi?anovi?, and Tatiana Zhurzhenko.

In conversation:

Krassimira Daskalova, Professor of Modern European Cultural History, University of Sofia, and former President of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH)

Caroline Hornstein-Tomic, Research Associate, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb; and Lecturer, Zagreb University

Karl Kaser, Head of the Centre for Southeast European History, University of Graz


Birgit Sauer, Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna

In cooperation with ERSTE Stiftung