Gender studies are undoubtedly one of the fastest growing domains of contemporary cultural and social research. Ignited by early feminist thought, contextualized and given argument by anthropological insights into the logic of the cultural construction of gender roles and relations, theorized and radicalized by consecutive waves of feminism, the study of gender relations now inspires reflection and debate in the majority of social sciences and humanities. This book bears witness to the multi-disciplinary character of contemporary reflection on the topic of gender. The approaches of social history, historical anthropology, oral history, anthropology and ethnology, sociology, history of literature, political science and pedagogy, all work together to provide an overview of various aspects of gender relations in South Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th century.
The volume comprises 20 contributions on various facets of gender relations in the region, written by the most profiled authors in this field like Andrea Petö, Kristina Popova, Radina Vuceti'c, Ana Stoli'c or Krassimira Daskalova.