Czech Feminisms

Perspectives on Gender in East Central Europe

Edited by Iveta Jusová and Jiřina Šiklová

Contributions by Iveta Jusová, Jitka Maleckova, Karla Huebner, Alena Wagnerova, Pavla Frydlova, Simona Fojtova, Hana Haskova, Zuzana Uhde, Linda Sokacova, Karolina Ryvolova, Maria Strasakova, Katerina Nedbalkova, Iva Smidova, Jiřina Šiklová, Zuzana Stefkova and Jana Valdrova

Published by: Indiana University Press

334 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 6 b&w illus., 1 table

  • Paperback
  • 9780253021915
  • Published: September 2016


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253021892
  • Published: September 2016


  • eBook
  • 9780253021939
  • Published: September 2016


In this wide-ranging study of women's and gender issues in the pre- and post-1989 Czech Republic, contributors engage with current feminist debates and theories of nation and identity to examine the historical and cultural transformations of Czech feminism. This collection of essays by leading scholars, artists, and activists, explores such topics as reproductive rights, state socialist welfare provisions, Czech women's NGOs, anarchofeminism, human trafficking, LGBT politics, masculinity, feminist art, among others. Foregrounding experiences of women and sexual and ethnic minorities in the Czech Republic, the contributors raise important questions about the transfer of feminist concepts across languages and cultures. As the economic orthodoxy of the European Union threatens to occlude relevant stories of the different national communities comprising the Eurozone, this book contributes to the understanding of the diverse origins from which something like a European community arises.