Genders and Sexualities in History

Soviet Influences on Postwar Yugoslav Gender Policies

Authors: Simic, Ivan

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  • Examines the influence of Soviet policies on gender relations and gender policy in Yugoslavia from 1945-1955
  • Considers the impact on key policies areas including agriculture, labour, immigration, as well as sexual and family relations
  • Contributes to scholarship on gender history, cultural history and Yugoslav history  
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This book explores Soviet influences on Yugoslav gender policies, examining how Yugoslav communists interpreted, adapted and used Soviet ideas to change Yugoslav society. The book sheds new light on the role of Soviet models in producing Yugoslav family and reproductive laws, and in framing the understandings of gender which affected key policies such as the collectivisation of agriculture, labour policies, policies towards Muslim populations, and policies concerning youth sexuality. Through a gender analysis of all these policies, this book points to the difficulties of applying Soviet solutions in Yugoslavia. Deeply entrenched patriarchal attitudes undermined Yugoslav communists’ ability to challenge gender norms, causing many disputes and struggles within the Communist Party over the meanings and application of Soviet gender models. Yet, Soviet models informed how Yugoslav communists approached gender-related issues for many years, even after the conflict erupted between these two countries.

About the authors

Ivan Simic is a postdoctoral fellow at Carleton University, Canada. He has taught at UCL and Goldsmiths, University of London and held research fellowships at Yale University and the University of Graz. Previous publications include a contribution to Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union (Palgrave, 2016) as well numerous articles on Yugoslav gender history.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soviet Influences on Postwar Yugoslav Gender Policies
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94382-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94382-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94381-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 271
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