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Sociology of a new field of knowledge: gender studies in post-communist Eastern Europe. GSPE Working Paper 01/27/2009

Cirstocea, Ioana. (2009) Sociology of a new field of knowledge: gender studies in post-communist Eastern Europe. GSPE Working Paper 01/27/2009. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)

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    A new research field named "gender studies" or "feminist studies" has emerged during the 1990s in East-European and post-Soviet countries. The scientific productions in that field often function as experts' studies and aim at contributing to improve women’s condition. Established by agents who simultaneously act in several social spaces (scientific, associative or political), feminist studies are at the crossroads of academic and activist, national and international dynamics. Therefore, we consider them as a new discipline at the core of the social and political programmes of recomposition after the collapse of communist regimes, and as an indicator for the rebuilding of social sciences, the emergence of new academic topics, the international circulation and importation of scientific concerns, the reconstruction of intellectual elites in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CCEE). The paper offers some guidelines for a sociology of this new field of knowledge production.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, postcommunism, feminist studies, gender studies.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Romania
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Central and Eastern Europe
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > gender policy/equal opportunity
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Political Sociology (University of Strasbourg) > Working Papers
    Depositing User: Mr Jean-Yves Bart
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2010
    Page Range: p. 15
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:20

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