This book provides an overview of the theories and concepts, with which social scientists approach gender in their research, as well as case studies from the fields of anthropology, history, political sciences, and sociology. While thematically diverse, the chapters share the conviction that the social sciences have much to contribute to the advancement of gender equality in society and politics, and they bear witness to how societal and political developments influence our research. Regionally, the book has a strong focus on the academic, political, and societal developments in the Caucasus region, yet also includes perspectives from Spain, Albania and Indonesia.
Sibylle Lustenberger is a postdoctoral assistant in social anthropology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Siran Hovhannisyan is the research and education programs coordinator at the Center for Gender and Leadership Studies of Yerevan State University, Armenia.
Andrea Boscoboinik is a senior lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Gohar Shahnazaryan is the director of the Yerevan State University Center for Gender and Leadership Studies, and co-founder of the Women's Fund Armenia.