Ana's Land : sisterhood in Eastern Europe / edited by Tanya Renne

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Subjects: Feminism--Europe, Eastern
Women--Political activity--Europe, Eastern
Europe, Eastern--Social policy
Europe, Eastern--Social conditions--1989-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xi, 240 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Disparaging Digressions: Sisterhood in East-Central Europe / Tanya Renne 1
Is Sisterhood Really Global? Western Feminism in Eastern Europe / Laura Busheikin 12
Pt. 1. Poland: Tradition and Reform 23
The New Right and Fundamentalism / Urszula Nowakowska 26
Women's Situation in the Process of Change in Poland / Ewa Gontarczyk-Wesola 34
Ban on Abortion in Poland. Why? / Wanda Nowicka 42
Foundations of the Law / Wanda Nowicka 47
The Polish Woman of Today: Analysis of a Model / Beata Lesciak 52
Opportunities for Feminist Perspectives: Women's Studies in Poland / Ewa Gontarczyk-Wesola 61
Lesbians in the Middle: Lesbian Organizing in Poland - an Interview with Romana Ciesla / Tanya Renne 66
Pt. 2. Slovakia and the Czech Republic: Importing Ideology? 69
Women's Priorities and Visions / Jirina Vrabkova 72
McDonald's, Terminators, Coca Cola Ads - and Feminism? Imports from the West / Jirina Siklova 76
Women and Violence / Jirina Siklova, Jana Hradilkova 82
The Change in Reproductive Behavior in the Czech Republic / Alexandra Buresova 87
A Lesbian: An Interview with Jana Stepanova / Tanya Renne 91
Men Are Burglars of Extraterrestrial Origin! Women Writers and Science Fiction in the Czech Republic / Eva Hauser 94
Pt. 3. Hungary: Fending off the Conservatives 99
The Construction of Women's Case: Turn-of-the-Century Hungarian Feminism / Judit Ascady 102
The Feminist Network: A History / Agi Hochberg 107
Hungarian Abortion Legislation: An Afterword / Reka Pigniczky 113
Protesting Porn: An Interview with Antonia Burrows / Tanya Renne 116
Gypsy Women: Barriers to Citizenship / Iona Zambo 118
The Making of a Women's Movement in Hungary After 1989 / Reka Pigniczky 121
Pt. 4. Romania: Feminism in Unchanged Hardship 133
Ana's Land: The Right to Be Sacrificed / Mihaela Miroiu 136
The Future Is Feminist: An Interview with Five Young Romanian Women / Tanya Renne 141
Maria Antoaneta Ciochirca: A Testimony / Maria Antoaneta Ciochirca, Tanya Renne 146
Pt. 5. Bulgaria: Dependency and Reform 149
The Bulgarian Women's Movement: A Brief History / Dobrinka Parusheva 151
My Weakness Is My Strength / Rossica Panova 154
Forked Tongue: On Gender Stereotypes in the Bulgarian Language / Kornelia Merdjanska 158
Pt. 6. Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia: Feminism, War, and Peace 165
Nationalism and Serb Women / Stasa Zajovic 169
Being a Woman / Stasa Zajovic 173
Homeland as a Form of Women's Disloyalty / Biljana Regodic 176
Belgrade Feminists: Separation, Guilt, and Identity Crisis / Vera Litrichin, Lepa Mladjenovic 179
A Call for Action 186
For Women, About Women, by Women: An Interview with Neva Tolle / Tanya Renne 188
The Center for Women War Survivors: An Interview with Martina Belic / Tanya Renne 190
Confessions of a "Yugo-Nostalgic" Witch / Vesna Kesic 195
Bread and Roses / Aida Bagic 201
Something Unexpected / Mica Desnica, Durda Knezevic 202
The Lesbian Question / Andrea Spehar 205
It's a Shame! The Campaign for Constitutional Reproductive Rights in Slovenia / Vlasta Jalusic 212
Women and Politics: A Note of Introduction / Metka Mencin 218
Nationalism and Gender in Postsocialist Societies: Is Nationalism Female? / Mirjana Ule, Tanja Rener 220
Women Without Identity: The Life of a Refugee Woman in Slovenia / Erika Repovz 234
Appendix. A Postscript to Laura Busheikin / Ann Snitow 238
About the Book and Editor 240
Additional Authors: Renne, Tanya
Notes: LCCN: 96033535
ISBN: 0813328314 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0813328322 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 35280547
ISBN/ISSN: 0813328314
0813328322