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Facing negative public opinion and nearly impossible conditions in their homelands, east European women are struggling to establish their human rights and to solidify the shaky social gains that were made under state-sponsored socialism. This unique collection gives unmediated voice to women throughout the region, from activists and scholars to high-school students. In a v Facing negative public opinion and nearly impossible conditions in their homelands, east European women are struggling to establish their human rights and to solidify the shaky social gains that were made under state-sponsored socialism. This unique collection gives unmediated voice to women throughout the region, from activists and scholars to high-school students. In a variety of genres, including scholarly essays, interviews and autobiography, they address issues such as abortion, forced unemployment, rape and domestic violence, lesbianism, motherhood, ethnicity, war, media, and religion. This grassroots anthology is an invaluable primary source for Western feminists and scholars of women's studies, east European studies, human rights, and post-communist transitions as well as for general readers seeking insight into women's experiences and perspectives in a region undergoing dramatic social change.


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Facing negative public opinion and nearly impossible conditions in their homelands, east European women are struggling to establish their human rights and to solidify the shaky social gains that were made under state-sponsored socialism. This unique collection gives unmediated voice to women throughout the region, from activists and scholars to high-school students. In a v Facing negative public opinion and nearly impossible conditions in their homelands, east European women are struggling to establish their human rights and to solidify the shaky social gains that were made under state-sponsored socialism. This unique collection gives unmediated voice to women throughout the region, from activists and scholars to high-school students. In a variety of genres, including scholarly essays, interviews and autobiography, they address issues such as abortion, forced unemployment, rape and domestic violence, lesbianism, motherhood, ethnicity, war, media, and religion. This grassroots anthology is an invaluable primary source for Western feminists and scholars of women's studies, east European studies, human rights, and post-communist transitions as well as for general readers seeking insight into women's experiences and perspectives in a region undergoing dramatic social change.

4 review for Ana's Land: Sisterhood In Eastern Europe

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kerry

    This is a compilation of analysis and personal experience--most essays are short and quickly digested, creating a snapshot from the time in history when the book was published, the late 1990s, about women's lives and feminist topics. Essays come from Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. A thoughtfully compiled and insightful peek into a past world, which can be compared with current realities to determine how much change has occurred This is a compilation of analysis and personal experience--most essays are short and quickly digested, creating a snapshot from the time in history when the book was published, the late 1990s, about women's lives and feminist topics. Essays come from Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. A thoughtfully compiled and insightful peek into a past world, which can be compared with current realities to determine how much change has occurred or whether stagnation is a symptom in these socieites.

  2. 5 out of 5

    AnnaLee Zenkner

  3. 5 out of 5

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Krzysiek (Chris)

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