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Organizing women in contemporary Russia : engendering transition

Author: Valerie Sperling
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on participant observation, primary source materials and dozens of interviews, this book analyses the contemporary Russian women's movement and the social, political, economic, historical, and international contexts that surround it.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Sperling
ISBN: 0521660173 9780521660174 0521669634 9780521669634
OCLC Number: 40268481
Description: x, 303 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Russian women's movement groups and activists --
2. Analyzing social movements --
3. Feminism, femininity, and sexism: socio-cultural opportunities and obstacles to women's movement organizing --
4. "Democracy without women is not democracy!": political opportunities and obstacles to women's movement organizing --
5. "Unemployment has a woman's face ... ": economic opportunities and obstacles to women's movement organizing --
6. Remembrance of things past: the impact of political history on women's movement organizing --
7. International influences on the Russian women's movement.
Responsibility: Valerie Sperling.
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