Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism

The Czech Republic After Communism

Jacqui True

Columbia University Press

Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism

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Pub Date: July 2003

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Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism

The Czech Republic After Communism

Jacqui True

Columbia University Press

How are changing gender relations shaping and being shaped by post-socialist marketization and liberalization? Do new forms of economic and cultural globalization open spaces for women's empowerment and feminist politics? The rapid social transformations experienced by the people of the Czech Republic in the wake of the collapse of communism in 1989 afford political scientist Jacqui True with an opportunity to answer these questions by examining political and gendered identities in flux. She argues that the privatization of a formerly state economy and the adoption of consumer-oriented market practices were shaped by ideas and attitudes about gender roles.

Though finely tuned to the particular, local traditions that have defined the boundaries of globalization for Czech men and women, Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism also offers a provocative general thesis about the inextricable linkages between political and economic changes and gender identities.
This book contains... extremely important information and clearly formulated arguments... I will be happy to add this to my syllabus. Eva Fodor, Slavic Review
Globalization, Gender and Post-Socialism
Gendering State Socialism
Refashioning the Family
Establishing Labour Markets
Expanding Consumer Markets
Importing Civil Society
Engendering Global Political Economy

About the Author

Jacqui True is assistant professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has been a visiting assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University.