Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine

Edited by Olena Hankivsky and Anastasiya Salnykova

© 2012

Gender, Politics, and Society in Ukraine is the first collection to examine how political, social, and economic transitions in post-Communist Ukraine are transforming gender roles and relations within the country. Leading Western and Ukrainian scholars and practitioners address a wide range of effects associated with and reinforced by these transitions – including the breakdown of the general welfare system, the lack of progress in the development of the healthcare system, gender inequality in political representation, the patriarchal nature of nation building, human trafficking, domestic violence, changing conceptions of fatherhood and masculinity, homelessness, and LGBT issues – from a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives.

Gender, Politics, and Society in Ukraine is particularly innovative in its exploration of both women's and men's experiences and the ways in which gender relations shift over time in societies undergoing transitions to democracy. As such, this volume furthers the understanding of the complex obstacles and challenges of working towards gender equality in evolving democracies and identifies future priorities for research, politics, and policy development.

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Gender, Politics, and Society in Ukraine is particularly innovative in its exploration of both women's and men's experiences and the ways in which gender relations shift over time in societies undergoing transitions to democracy.

Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine

Edited by Olena Hankivsky and Anastasiya Salnykova

© 2012

Gender, Politics, and Society in Ukraine is the first collection to examine how political, social, and economic transitions in post-Communist Ukraine are transforming gender roles and relations within the country. Leading Western and Ukrainian scholars and practitioners address a wide range of effects associated with and reinforced by these transitions – including the breakdown of the general welfare system, the lack of progress in the development of the healthcare system, gender inequality in political representation, the patriarchal nature of nation building, human trafficking, domestic violence, changing conceptions of fatherhood and masculinity, homelessness, and LGBT issues – from a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives.

Gender, Politics, and Society in Ukraine is particularly innovative in its exploration of both women's and men's experiences and the ways in which gender relations shift over time in societies undergoing transitions to democracy. As such, this volume furthers the understanding of the complex obstacles and challenges of working towards gender equality in evolving democracies and identifies future priorities for research, politics, and policy development.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.4in x 9.4in
  • Author Information

    Olena Hankivksy is an associate professor in the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University.



    Anastasiya Salnykova is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

  • Table of contents

    Contents

    Introduction: Gender in Transition: Legacies, Opportunities, and Milestones in Post-Soviet Ukraine

    I. Politics and Gender
    1.1) Mosaic Model of Gender Democracy in Ukraine
    1.2) Discourse of Continuity and Change: The Legislative Path to Equality
    1.3) Electoral Reforms and Women's Representation in Ukraine
    1.4) Global Campaigns to Combat Violence against Women: Theorizing their Impact in Postcommunist Ukraine

    II. Gender and Social Structures
    2.1) Gender, Nation and Reproduction: Demographic Discourses and Practices in Ukraine After the Orange Revolution
    2.2) (Re)constructing the Women's Histories in Ukraine: Actors, Agents, Narratives
    2.3) Gender and Social Worth in Post-Soviet Ukrainian Civil Society
    2.4) Homeless Men and Masculinity Crisis in Contemporary Ukraine

    III. Gender and Education
    3.1) Gender Policy and Education in Contemporary Ukraine: Discourses and Controversies
    3.2) Gender Analysis of School Textbooks in Ukraine
    3.3) Educational Achievement, Social Background and Occupational Allocations of Young Men and Women in Ukraine

    IV. Emerging Issues
    4.1) Gender and Health in Ukraine
    4.2) Maculinity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukraine: Models and their Implications
    4.3) Cash and/or Care: Current Discourses and Practices of Fatherhood in Ukraine
    4.4) Ukrainian Societal Attitudes towards the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities
    4.5) Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Ukraine: Tensions, Challenges and Possibilities

    Afterword

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