New Book Provides Insights and Challenges Myths about Women in Eurasia
Published: Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009
Gender Politics in Post-Communist Eurasia, a new book published by MSU Press, provides a sweeping perspective on and incisive analyses of womens status in the two decades since the fall of the Soviet system. Contributors include leading scholars from across Eurasia, writing from multi- disciplinary orientations. The volume explores the historical contexts and contemporary global, regional and local factors that shape gender politics---from the Czech Republic to Uzbekistan. Topics include international migration and human trafficking, democratization and renewed nationalisms, the impact of trans-national womens organizing and the persistence of male dominated political systems, the legacy of the Soviet myths about Central Asian women and the dynamics of ethnic prejudice in shaping womens health care and social rights. As a whole, the book provides insight into both the range and the shared features of womens experiences in the post-Communist transitional societies.
The book is the third volume in the Eurasian Political Economy and Public Policy series edited by Norm Graham, sponsored by the Center for European and Russian/Eurasian Studies and James Madison College at Michigan State University, and Koς University in Turkey.
Gender Politics in Post-Communist Eurasia was edited by Linda Racioppi and Katherine O'Sullivan See and includes chapters from leading researchers studying this topic.
Racioppi is professor of comparative cultures and politics and international relations at James Madison College at MSU. She is the author of Soviet Policy Towards South Asia since 1970. Katherine OSullivan See is professor of comparative cultures and politics and social relations and policy at James Madison College at MSU. She is the author of First World Nationalisms: Class and Ethnics Politics in Northern Ireland and Quebec. Racioppi and See are also co-authors of Womens Activism in Contemporary Russia.