The studies of Gendering Post-Socialist Transition presented in this volume follow the economic, political, social and cultural effects and traces of system changes in the lives of women and men after 1989 in eleven countries of Central and South Eastern Europe. The contributions from nine research teams from different Central and South Eastern European countries look into the meaning of these changes for the relationships between men and women, for gender roles and representations, and for the development of normative discourses about femininity and masculinity. With respect to gender relations, these case studies in fact deal with changing values and mentalities in transformation and once again show that poverty, social exclusion, nationalism, social and healthcare systems, all have a profound gendered dimension.
Krassimira Daskalova is Professor of Modern European Cultural History at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia and former President of the International Federation for Research in Women's History (IFRWH).
Caroline Hornstein Tomic is Research Associate at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb and Lecturer at Zagreb University.
Karl Kaser is Head of the Centre for Southeast European History at University of Graz, Austria.
Filip Radunovic is working as Project Manager for Programme Europe at ERSTE Foundation in Vienna and lectures Media Theories at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Cetinje, Montenegro.