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dc.contributor.authorDaskalova, Krassimira
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Susan
dc.contributor.editorLivezeanu, Irina
dc.contributor.editorvon Klimó, Árpád
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-13T13:10:54Z
dc.date.available2023-11-13T13:10:54Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780415584333
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315230894
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/14191
dc.description.abstractSince the 1980s, historians working on East Central Europe, as on other parts of the world, have shown that historical experience has been deeply gendered. This chapter focuses on the modern history of women, and on gender as a category of analysis which helps to make visible and critically interrogate “the social organization of sexual difference.” 2 The new history of women and gender has established, as we hope to demonstrate in this contribution, a number of key insights. First, gender relations are intimately related to power relations. Gender, alongside dominant and non-dominant sexualities, has been invoked persistently to produce or justify asymmetrical and hierarchical arrangements in society and culture as a whole, to restrict the access of women and people identifying with non-normative sexualities to material and cultural goods, and to devalue and marginalize their ways of life. Second, throughout history both equality and difference between women and men have typically resulted in disadvantage for women. Men and women have generally engaged in different sociocultural, political and economic activities, and this gender-based division of labor, which has itself been subject to historical change, has tended to put women in an inferior position. Even when women and men appeared as equals in one sphere of life, this perceived equality often resulted in drawbacks or an increased burden for women in another area and women’s contribution was still devalued as compared to men’s.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofThe Routledge History of East Central Europe Since 1700
dc.subjectGender history
dc.subjectEast Central Europe
dc.subjectWomen's history
dc.titleWomen‘s and Gender Historyen_US
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscript
refterms.dateFOA2023-11-13T13:10:55Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of History and Medieval Studies
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Gender Studies


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