Book Presentation and Panel Discussion in Zagreb


Ivo Pilar and ERSTE Foundation invite you to a panel discussion followed by a reception about the book “Gendering Post-Socialist Transition. Studies of Changing Gender Perspectives”.

The different case studies presented in the first volume of the ERSTE Foundation Series in cooperation with the LIT Verlag follow the economic, political, social and cultural effects and traces of system changes in the lives of women and men after 1989 in eleven countries of Central- and South Eastern Europe.

The contributions from nine research teams from different Central and South Eastern European countries look into the meaning of these changes for the relationships between men and women, for gender roles and representations, and for the development of normative discourses about femininity and masculinity. With respect to gender relations, these case studies deal with changing values and mentalities in transformation and once again show that poverty, social exclusion, nationalism, social and healthcare systems, all have a profound gendered dimension. The nine case studies will be reflected in a panel discussion with:

Dr. Caroline Hornstein-Tomić
Research Associate/Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer
Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Vienna

Dr. Judit Acsady
Research Fellow, Sociology Research Institut, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

Prof. Dr. Siniša Zrinščak
Professor, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Dr. Lynette Šikić-Mićanović
Research Associate, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Caroline Hornstein-Tomić

Date: April 25, 2013, 12 h
Location: Institute of Social Sciences, Ivo Pilar, Conference Hall, Marulićev trg 19/I, 10000 Zagreb

The event will be held in English.

Next stop will be Sofia, on 14 May, 2013.  More details will follow soon.