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women's movements and feminisms Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries Edited and with an Introduction by Francisca de Haan, Krassimira Daskalova and Anna Loutfi Edited and with an Introduction by Francisca de Haan, Krassimira Daskalova and Anna Loutfi A biographical dictionary of A biographical dictionary of women's movements and feminisms Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries “The history of women’s movements in this part of Europe by and large has either not been researched or published only in local languages, without a bridge to the mainly Anglophone world of international scholarship. Of course there are differences in this respect between the various countries, and projects are underway, but it is safe to say that the history of women’s movements and feminisms is largely unwritten and that most recent publications deal with the contemporary history of women’s movements/feminisms after 1989. … Therefore the first goal of this Biographical Dictionary is to provide reliable information—in principle based on primary research—about women and men who were involved in women’s movements and feminisms in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. We hope to initiate cross-national discussions of the history and meaning of feminism(s) in CESEE, and thus to contribute to the expanding field of international and comparative historical research of women’s movements and feminisms, as well as contributing in a more general sense to building women’s and gender history as an academic field of teaching and research in CESEE.” From the Introduction This Biographical Dictionary describes the lives, works and aspirations of more than 150 women and men who were active in, or part of, women’s movements and feminisms in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Thus, it challenges the widely held belief that there was no historical feminism in this part of Europe. These innovative and often moving biographical portraits not only show that feminists existed here, but also that they were widespread and diverse, and included Romanian princesses, Serbian philosophers and peasants, Latvian and Slovakian novelists, Albanian teachers, Hungarian Christian social workers and activists of the Catholic women’s movement, Austrian factory workers, Bulgarian feminist scientists and socialist feminists, Russian radicals, philanthropists, militant suffragists and Bolshevik activists, prominent writers and philosophers of the Ottoman era, as well as Turkish republican leftist political activists and nationalists, internationally recognized Greek feminist leaders, Estonian pharmacologists and science historians, Czech avant-garde painters, Polish and Czech Senate Members, and many more. Their stories together constitute a rich tapestry of feminist activity and redress a serious imbalance in the historiography of women’s movements and feminisms. A Biographical Dictionary of Women’s Movements and Feminisms. Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries is essential reading for students of European women’s and gender history, comparative history and social movements. Central European University Press Budapest – New York Sales and information: ceupress@ceu.hu Website: http://www.ceupress.com ABOUT THE EDITORS Dr. Francisca de Haan is Professor of Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest. She is Vice-President of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History. Dr. Krassimira Daskalova is Associate Professor of Modern Cultural History at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. She is President of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History. Anna Loutfi is a doctoral candidate in the comparative history of Central, South Eastern and Eastern Europe at the Central European University, Budapest. ...

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ISBN
9786155053726
Related ISBN
9789637326394
MARC Record
OCLC
868217084
Pages
698
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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