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Contemporary women's movements in Hungary : globalization, democracy, and gender equality /
Katalin Fabian.
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Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2009.
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xvi, 396 p.
ISBN
0801894050 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780801894053 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2009.
isbn
0801894050 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780801894053 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6995261
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The scholarship is superior. I do not think there is any other book which combines all the different aspects of gender and postcommunism in such a comprehensive way.
"The scholarship is superior. I do not think there is any other book which combines all the different aspects of gender and postcommunism in such a comprehensive way." -- Nanette Funk, Brooklyn College
"The core of this well-conceived book presents an important argument about not only how women's concerns were marginalized after 1989, but also about how the rhetoric on globalization, democratization, freedom, and economic growth, as well as women's desire to act, implicated their activism in Hungary." -- Joanna Regulska, Rutgers University
The core of this well-conceived book presents an important argument about not only how women's concerns were marginalized after 1989, but also about how the rhetoric on globalization, democratization, freedom, and economic growth, as well as women's desire to act, implicated their activism in Hungary.
A thorough analysis... F bi n offers important insights for understanding the changing preoccupations of women's groups.
A thorough analysis... Fábián offers important insights for understanding the changing preoccupations of women's groups.
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As the first and only book in any language on contemporary women's movements in Hungary, this groundbreaking study focuses on the role of women's activism in a society where women are not yet adequately represented by established parties and political institutions. Drawing on eyewitness accounts of meetings and protests, as well as first-person interviews with leading female activists, Katalin Fábián examines the interactions between women's groups in Hungary and studies the unique brand of democracy they have forged in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Through her analysis, she demonstrates how democratization and globalization-with their attendant range of challenges and opportunities-have led women to redefine public-private divides.
Main Description
As the first and only book in any language on contemporary women's movements in Hungary, this groundbreaking study focuses on the role of women's activism in a society where women are not yet adequately represented by established parties and political institutions. Drawing on eyewitness accounts of meetings and protests, as well as first-person interviews with leading female activists, Katalin F bi n examines the interactions between women's groups in Hungary and studies the unique brand of democracy they have forged in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Through her analysis, she demonstrates how democratization and globalization -- with their attendant range of challenges and opportunities -- have led women to redefine public-private divides.
Main Description
As the first and only book in any language on contemporary women's movements in Hungary, this groundbreaking study focuses on the role of women's activism in a society where women are not yet adequately represented by established parties and political institutions. Drawing on eyewitness accounts of meetings and protests, as well as first-person interviews with leading female activists, Katalin Fábián examines the interactions between women's groups in Hungary and studies the unique brand of democracy they have forged in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Through her analysis, she demonstrates how democratization and globalization -- with their attendant range of challenges and opportunities -- have led women to redefine public-private divides.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figuresp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: The Connections between Women's Activism, Globalization, and Democracy in Hungaryp. 1
The Significance of Gender after the Regime Transitionsp. 21
The Gender Disparity of Political and Economic Developments in Postcommunist Central and Eastern Europep. 51
Making an Appearance: The Formation of Women's Groups in Hungaryp. 74
The Organizational Characteristics of Women's Groups: Influencing and Influenced by Democratizationp. 95
Women Activists' Beliefs about Gender Equality and Politics: Is There a Base for Substantive Democracy?p. 127
Quiet Riot: The Activities and Impact of Hungarian Women's Groups along the Democratic Continuump. 162
Bridges across the Public/Private Divide: The Welfare-Related Activism of Hungarian Women after 1989p. 199
Combating Violence against Women: The Interaction of Global Networks with Local Activism in Postcommunist Hungary and Central and Eastern Europep. 224
Aging Dangerously: Outcomes of Women Organizing in Postcommunist Hungaryp. 280
Appendixes
Contemporary Women's Groups in Hungary, 1989-2008p. 301
Information on Composite Indicesp. 310
Tavasz's Call for a Demonstration by People with Baby Carriages, May 31, 2007p. 314
Leaflet for the Signature-Collection Campaign for Domestic Violence Legislation in Hungary, 2002p. 316
Notesp. 319
Referencesp. 337
Indexp. 381
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