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Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman : Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal

By: C.Andreescu, Florentina.
Contributor(s): Shapiro, Michael J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Interventions: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (203 p.).ISBN: 9781317747352.Subject(s): Femininity -- Europe, Central | Femininity -- Europe, Eastern | Femininity in popular culture -- Europe, Central | Femininity in popular culture -- Europe, Eastern | Post-communism --Social aspects -- Europe | Women -- Europe, Central -- Identity | Women -- Europe, Eastern -- IdentityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman : Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female IdealDDC classification: 305.40947 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Notes on contributors; 1 Introduction; 2 Women, language, and sacrifice; 3 Haunted transitions: memory, theater, and gender discourse; 4 Hungarian masks; 5 (An)other part of the Fall? Stories of anonymous women in (post-)communism; 6 Women as anti-communist dissidents and secret police collaborators; 7 Flirting with the West: gender and nation in Occident (2002) and California Dreamin'' (2007)
8 Governance of life and femininity in Bosnia and Herzegovina: reflections on affective politics and cultural production9 The fantasy of femininity among the industrial ruins of communism: Teona Strugar Mitevska''s I am from Titov Veles (2007); 10 Turbo-sexuality or turbo-sexism: the emerging standards of beauty in the pop-folk music of the Balkans; 11 The gypsy woman: between imaginary figure and reality; Index
Summary: This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist societies and on its transformation resulting from the political, economic, and social changes specific to the post-communist social and political transitions. During the communist period, the female ideal was constituted as a heroic mother and worker, both a revolutionary and a state bureaucrat, which were regarded as key elements in the processes of industrial development and production
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Notes on contributors; 1 Introduction; 2 Women, language, and sacrifice; 3 Haunted transitions: memory, theater, and gender discourse; 4 Hungarian masks; 5 (An)other part of the Fall? Stories of anonymous women in (post-)communism; 6 Women as anti-communist dissidents and secret police collaborators; 7 Flirting with the West: gender and nation in Occident (2002) and California Dreamin'' (2007)

8 Governance of life and femininity in Bosnia and Herzegovina: reflections on affective politics and cultural production9 The fantasy of femininity among the industrial ruins of communism: Teona Strugar Mitevska''s I am from Titov Veles (2007); 10 Turbo-sexuality or turbo-sexism: the emerging standards of beauty in the pop-folk music of the Balkans; 11 The gypsy woman: between imaginary figure and reality; Index

This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist societies and on its transformation resulting from the political, economic, and social changes specific to the post-communist social and political transitions. During the communist period, the female ideal was constituted as a heroic mother and worker, both a revolutionary and a state bureaucrat, which were regarded as key elements in the processes of industrial development and production

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<p>Florentina C. Andreescu is a lecturer in International Studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.</p> <p>Michael J Shapiro is a professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i---Manoa.</p>

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