Gender studies in post-soviet society: Western frames and cultural differences

Studies in East European Thought 55 (1):51-61 (2003)

This article is devoted to theexploration of some trends in gender studies incontemporary Russia and is based on ourresearch and teaching in the field over thecourse of seven years. The main concepts ofgender research – gender, feminism,women's subjectivity – were introduced to theRussian public early in 1990s; Russian genderstudies began to develop as a whole due to theapplication of Western concepts and theories.The article examines the growth of genderstudies over the last 10 years, contextualdifferences as well as theoretical approachesin Russian gender studies as these have arisenin the context of the `Russia – West'dichotomy.
Keywords gender relations and women's position in Russia  gender studies  `Russia – the West' dichotomy  theoretical approaches in gender study
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DOI 10.1023/A:1021857831011
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