We proudly present the book Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond, published by Routledge in the series “Routledge Research in Gender and History” – with the support of transform! europe.
The book aims to go beyond the narrative about a totalitarian nature of communism in twentieth-century Europe, and provide an alternative framework to describe the communist past. This reframing is possible thanks to the concepts of generation and gender, which are used in the book as analytical categories in an intersectional overlap. The publication covers twentieth-century Poland, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, the Soviet Union/Russia, former Yugoslavia, Turkish communities in West Germany, Italy, and Cuba (as a comparative point of reference).
As an interdisciplinary endeavor that combines literary and cultural studies perspectives with those of history, anthropology, and sociology, this collective volume provides a theoretical frame and overview chapters on several important gender and generation narratives about communism, anticommunism, and postcommunism.
· The main focus in the first part is on methodological issues.
· The second part features studies which depict the possibility of generational-gender interpretations of history.
· The third part is informed by biographical perspectives.
· The last part shows how the problem of generations and gender is staged via the medium of literature and how it can be narrated.
Table of contents can be found here.
The book can be ordered here (hardback or eBook).
Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond
Published July 2020
352 Pages – 1 B/W Illustrations