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Goldfarb, 1997. Social Research 64(2):235-257

Why Is There No Feminism After Communism?
Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

Social Research: An International Quarterly
The New Capitalism
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 64, No. 2 (Summer 1997): 235-257

ABSTRACT: This article examines the explanations for the absence of feminism in Central Europe. The theoretical allergies Central European women have to Marxist and psychoanalytically inspired feminism, along with the ignorance of Central Europeans to postmodern and poststructuralist theories, theories central to contemporary feminism; the antifeminism of oppositionalist politics as it interacted with official politics, and the patriarchal character of the liberal democracy being instituted in that part of the world. Sympathetic observers from the region explain the problem differently. They point out that the family orientation of the men and women of the region does not lead to a sense of intragender solidarity....
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