CEE: Culture, Heritage and Society
The studies on post-socialist transformations in Central and Eastern Europe mostly focus on the shifts occurring in the political, economic and social spheres in the context of ongoing democratisation. The lecture aims to enrich those interpretations by looking at these changes through the "lens of gender". The first part discusses briefly the emancipatory project of the socialist regime and its ambiguous outcomes. The second part describes and offers some explanations of the shifts observed in gender norms and identities in post-1989 Poland.
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