Gender and Choice after Socialism

 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen im Mai 2018
 
  • Buch
  • |
  • Hardcover
  • |
  • XXIII, 245 Seiten
978-3-319-73660-0 (ISBN)
 
The end of socialism in the Soviet Union and its satellite states ushered in a new era of choice. Yet the idea that people are really free to live as they choose turns out to be problematic. Personal choice is limited by a range of factors such as a person's economic situation, class, age, government policies and social expectations, especially regarding gender roles. Furthermore, the notion of free choice is a crucial feature of capitalist ideology, and can be manipulated in the interests of the market. This edited collection explores the complexity of choice in Russia and Ukraine. The contributors explore how the new choices available to people after the collapse of the Soviet Union have interacted with and influenced gender identities and gender, and how choice has become one of the driving forces of class-formation in countries which were, in the Soviet era, supposedly classless.
The book will of interest to students and scholars across a range of subjects including gender and sexualities studies, history, sociology and political science.
1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
  • |
  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
10 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen, Bibliographie
  • Höhe: 216 mm
  • |
  • Breite: 151 mm
  • |
  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 481 gr
978-3-319-73660-0 (9783319736600)
3319736604 (3319736604)
10.1007/978-3-319-73661-7
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt

Lynne Attwood is Honorary Fellow in Russian Studies (formerly Senior Lecturer) at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research is concerned with gender issues in Russia in a range of contexts such as film, housing, and women's magazines.

Elisabeth Schimpfössl is Lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University, UK. Her research looks into questions around elites, power and social inequality.

Marina Yusupova has a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. Her current research explores the changing normative orders of masculinity in Russia from the late Soviet period.

Section I Choice and the StateHalf-Hidden or Half-Open? Scholarly Research on Soviet Homosexuals in Contemporary Russia.Transgender, Transition, and Dilemma of Choice in Contemporary Ukraine.From the Maidan to the Donbas: The Limitations on Choice for Women in Ukraine.Section II Choice and CultureNarrating the Gender Order: Why Do Older Single Women in Russia Say That They Do Not Want to Be in Relationships with Men?Gender and Choice Among Russia's Upper ClassChoosing Whether to Have Children: A Netnographic Study of Women's Attitudes Towards Childbirth and the Family in Post-Soviet RussiaSection III Choice and ModernityResponsible Motherhood, Practices of Reproductive Choice and Class Construction in Contemporary Russia Between Militarism and Antimilitarism: 'Masculine' Choice in Post-Soviet Russia.BibliographyIndex
The end of socialism in the Soviet Union and its satellite states ushered in a new era of choice. Yet the idea that people are really free to live as they choose turns out to be problematic. Personal choice is limited by a range of factors such as a person's economic situation, class, age, government policies and social expectations, especially regarding gender roles. Furthermore, the notion of free choice is a crucial feature of capitalist ideology, and can be manipulated in the interests of the market. This edited collection explores the complexity of choice in Russia and Ukraine. The contributors explore how the new choices available to people after the collapse of the Soviet Union have interacted with and influenced gender identities and gender, and how choice has become one of the driving forces of class-formation in countries which were, in the Soviet era, supposedly classless.

The book will of interest to students and scholars across a range of subjects including gender and sexualities studies, history, sociology and political science.

Sofort lieferbar

96,29 €
inkl. 7% MwSt.
in den Warenkorb

Abholung vor Ort? Sehr gerne!
Unsere Web-Seiten verwenden Cookies. Mit der Nutzung dieser Web-Seiten erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden. Mehr Informationen finden Sie in unserem Datenschutzhinweis. Ok