Gendering Post-Socialist Transition

Editors: Krassimira Daskalova, Caroline Hornstein-Tomić, Karl Kaser, Filip Radunović
Publisher: LIT Verlag, Vienna
ERSTE Foundation Series, Vol. 1
Content: 328 pages
ISBN: 978-3-643-90229-0
Year: 2012

Studies of Changing Gender Perspectives

The studies of Gendering Post-Socialist Transition presented in this volume 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 in fact 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.

  • Krassimira Daskalova is Professor of Modern European Cultural History at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia and former President of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH).
  • Caroline Hornstein-Tomić is Research Associate at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb and Lecturer at Zagreb University.
  • Karl Kaser is Head of the Centre for Southeast European History at University of Graz, Austria.
  • Filip Radunović was working as Project Manager for Programme Europe at ERSTE Foundation in Vienna and is now working for GIZ in Sarajevo.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.