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 “CAPITALISM  AND/OR  PATRIARCHY? Conference On Gender in Post-Soviet Space” took place in Vilnius, June 22-24, 2006. The conference was organized by the Centre for Gender Studies, European Humanities University (Belarusian university currently “in exile” in Lithuania). The papers presented by more than 40 scholars from 14 countries of East and Central Europe and North America were focused on gender and post-Soviet social stratification, nation-building, and everyday transformation in postcommunist countries. A collective volume, resulting from the conference, is expected to be published both in Russian and English.

The program of the conference is below:

JUNE 22

09:30 – 10:10:
Opening of the Conference: Elena Gapova, Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at EHU
Welcome Statement by the EHU Rector Аnatoly Mikhailov

Gill Vickers and Judith Fabian, Carleton University, Canada
“Gender and Nation” Research Project. (The project is presented by Judith Fabian)

PANEL 1: POLITICAL BUSINESS
Chair: Irina Tartakovskaya
Ludmila Popkova, Samara State University, Samara, Russia
In the Search of  “Care” or Freedom? Ideological Basis of Women’s Activism in Russia
Irmina Matonyte, Aurelija Novelskaite. Institute for Social Research, Vilnius
Shaping Post-communist Citizenship and Political System: Testing Change by the Gender Quotas
Marina Malysheva, Institute of social and economic problems of population, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow
Politics as Entrepreneurship

PANEL 2: STRATEGIC ESSENTIALISM AND ITS LIMITS  
Chair: Nadezhda Gusakovskaya
Natalia Kulinka, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus
Beauty Contests vs. Parliamental Elections: Mass-media as a Mechanism of Political Exclusion
Olga Plakhotnik,  National N.Zhukovsky Aerospace University, Kharkov, Ukraine
Berehinya and/or a Feminist: (co) Existence of Nationalist and Feminist Discourses in the Ukrainian Women’s Movement

PANEL 3:   GENDER, NATION, POSTCOMMUNISM
Chair: Olga Zoubkovskaya
Elena Chikadze, Centre for Independent Social Research, Saint-Petersburg
Gender Ideology in the Traditions of Meskhetin Turks
Oksana  Kravchuk,  North-Osetia State University, Vladikavkaz, Russia
Transforming the Cannon: Women’s “Slash” Novels
Anke Höhne, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Akvile Motiejunaite, Baltic and East European Graduate School Södertörns University College, Stockholm, Sweden
Change in Gender Roles in East/West Germany and the Baltic States

PANEL 4:  NATION, WORDS AND POWER
Chair: Elena Gapova
Elena Zdravomuslova, Anna Temkina. European University in Saint-Petersburg
Patriarchy and "Women's Power": Russian Discourse
Oksana Kis. The Institute of Ethnology, Lviv, Ukraine
“The Beauty Will Save the World”: Normative Femininity as a Women’s Strategy in Ukrainian Politics (the case of Yulia Tymoshenko)
Heidi Kurvinen, University of Oulu, Finland
Producing Traditional Womanhood. Ideals of Nationalism in Nõukogude/Eesti Naine – magazine During New National Awakening

“GENDER MONTAGE-2” Documentary Film Festival:
Film screening: «Kristina and Christ» (Lithuania))
Round-table discussion (in English) with the main “actor” Kristina and expert Margarita Jankauskaite
 
JUNE 23

PANEL 5:  SPEAKING FEMINISM
Chair: Ludmila Popkova
Nanette Funk, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
The Roots of Women's Organizations in the 1990s in East, South and Central Europe
Olga Zubkovskaya, Central European University, Budapest
East/West Divide, (Inter)national Identities and Feminist Agendas: Comparing Belarus and Kazakhstan
Nadezhda Gusakovskaya,  European Humanities University
Marxism, Feminism, and Political Speech, or Tell Me Who Your Enemy Is and I Will Tell You Who You Are 

PANEL 6: BODIES AND POWER
Chair: Alina Zvinkliene
Nadezhda Nartova, Centre for Independent Social Research, Saint-Petersburg
Identity Politics in the Making and Cultural Entrepreneurs: Production of Lesbianism in Contemporary Russia
Liutauras Kraniauskas. Klaipeda University, Klaipeda, Lithuania
‘Just look, who I am!’ A Case Study of Visual Representations of Masculinity
Elena Minchenia,  Evgenia Ivanova, European Humanities University
On Belly-rusian dance
Marianna Muravieva, Russian State Pedagogical University, Saint-Petersburg
Sexual Abuse in Contemporary Russia: Everyday Practices of Local Patriarchy

PANEL 7: DIVIDE AND CONQUER
Chair: Benjamin Cope
Justyna Beinek,  Indiana University-Bloomington, USA
A Diva, Four Tankmen, and a Dog:  the Westernization Anxiety in Polish Pop Music
Dorothea Olkowski(a), University of Colorado, USA
Under Western Eyes: Asian Sex Tourism and Western Morality
Romantsova Olga, V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkov, Ukraine
Women’s Political  Subjectivity  and Democratization in Ukraine

PANEL 8: DEMOGRAPHY AS POLITICS
Chair: Ekaterina Chueva
Anastasia Beganovich, European University in Saint-Petersburg
A Child is Not a Luxury
Małgorzata Kotowska.  Warsaw University, Poland; University of Antwerp, Belgium
Maternity as a political issue in Poland. The case study
Karolina Krzystek, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
‘New Fathers’ or Old Patriarchs? The Culture and Conduct of Fatherhood in Poland Sixteen Years After the Transformation

JUNE 24

PANEL 9:  NEW CLASSES AND CLASSIFICATIONS
Chair: Oksana Kis
Irina Tartakovskaya, Center for Gender Studies, Samara state university, Social and Gender Policy Institute, Russia
Social Networks and Their Influence on Labour Market Participation
Ekaterina Chueva, Saratov State Technical University, Saratov, Russia
Gender Stratification in a Small Private Company: Case Study
Aliona Makarova, Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia
Social Politics and Specificity of gender stratification in Poland, 1989-2000
Ana Luleva. National Ethnographic Institute and Museum – BAS, Sophia, Bulgaria
Gender Arrangements in Post-socialist Bulgaria 

PANEL 10: UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE?
Chair: Nadezhda Nartova
Alina Zvinkliene,  Institute for Social Research, Vilnius
Legacy of Socialism: Women-scientists in the New EU Countries
Natalia Pushkareva, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
The Oral History of the Academic Community in Post-Soviet Russia: Transformations of Gender-discrimination Practices
Alexei Krivolap, European Humanities University
Media Industry: the Insider View
Irina Solomatina, Belarusian State University, Minsk
Maria Arbatova and Elena Popova: Dramaturgy of Success

PANEL 12: CAPITALISM AND DESIRE  
Chair: Justyna Beinek
Benjamin Cope, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland
Menia Zovut Liubov...?: Work and Desire in Post-communist Capitalism
Olga Zaytseva, San Francisco State University, San Francisco
Discussion of Female Sex-Tourism in Russian Periodicals and Internet Forums
Elina Kazakova, European Humanities University
«The Myth of the Woman’s Body»: Constructing Beauty Ideals in Post-Soviet Media

PANEL 12: GENDERED NATIONS: SUBJECTHOOD AND CITIZENSHIP
Chair: Marianna Muravieva
Elzbieta Matynia, New School for Social Research, New York
EnGendering Democracy: Women Artists and Deliberative Art in a Transitional Society
Elena Gapova, European Humanities University, Belarus
The Paradox of Female Citizenship
Judith Fabian, Carleton University, Canada
Gender and National Relations: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe



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