On the performativity of gender: Gender studies in post-soviet higher education

Studies in East European Thought 55 (1):63-79 (2003)

In this article I attempt to conceptualize myexistential and institutional experience as thedirector of the Kharkov Center for GenderStudies acquired in the course of introducinggender studies into the system of post-Soviethigher education. The main subject of thearticle concerns the logical ground of genderdiscourse and the complicated relations betweenthe notions of `gender studies', `women'sstudies', and, within the latter, `feminism' inthe former USSR, all in the framework ofconcepts from Western feminists theory.
Keywords education  feminism  former USSR  gender  performativity
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DOI 10.1023/A:1021823317074
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