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Post-Yugoslav Feminist Activism in the 21st Century

Mittwoch, 05.02.2020

Neue Spezialausgabe im "Women's Studies International Forum 77" von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Libora Oates-Indruchová, PhD und Dr. Zorica-Iva Siročić

 

Post-Yugoslav Feminist Activism in the 21st Century

The development of an explicitly feminist positioning already in the 1970s and the existence of initiatives alternative to the agenda of the state women’s organizations is what distinguishes the former Yugoslavia from other countries of the former Eastern bloc with respect to women’s activism. Feminist activism received a powerful impetus in the 1990s from the violent transition of the successor countries of federal Yugoslavia. The political, economic and cultural upheavals of this period were reflected by the feminist theory and activism produced in the 1990s. By contrast, the period since 2000 has received far less research attention with few exceptions. Studies of feminist politics of the generation that came of political age after 2000 (“millennials”) are needed as political, economic and social conditions differ dramatically in comparison to socialist and transitional periods. The special issue “Post-Yugoslav Feminist Activism in the 21st Century” focuses on the variety of feminist activism since 2000 in the post-Yugoslav territory. By feminist activism, we mean individual and group actors that use disruptive and conventional tactics to contest gender-based arrangements of domination and subordination in society. The articles presented here address two large problem areas that sometimes overlap within one article: generations and legacies on the one hand (Sutlović, Bias, Siročić), and activism toward gender justice on the other (Kersten-Pejanić, Spasovska and Kotevska, Pollozhani and Trevisani).

Oates-Indruchová, L. und Siročić, Z. (Hrsg.) (2019): Post-Yugoslav Feminist Activism in the 21st Century, Special Section of Women’s Studies International Forum 77, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

 

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