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2007 | 8 | 2 | 34-42
Article title

Patriarchát na socialistický způsob: k genderovému řádu státního socialismu

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EN
SOCIALIST-WISE PATRIARCHY: ON GENDER ORDER OF STATE SOCIALISM
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
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This text analyses the construction of gender relations in the state-socialist societies, namely the former Czechoslovakia. Main source of findings about these relations are sociological interpretations of 'gender under communism' written predominately for Western audiences after 1989. I propose several theoretical concepts suitable for understanding of the topic, including 'gender order', 'patriarchy', 'communist subject' and 'social organization of masculinity'. On the basis of the texts mentioned above I distinguish between two important processes of the construction of state socialist gender order, which I call 'the unfinished project of women's emancipation' and the 'changed public and private spheres'. Then I turn my attention to locating position of men in the state-socialist gender order. To understand the 'patriarchy of the state socialist type' I find it useful to recognize several types of relations between different groups of men as included in Robert Connell's concept of 'social organization of masculinity': hegemony, subordination, complicity and marginalization. I recognize subordination as the dominant form of masculinity in state-socialist society.
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  • I. Vodochodsky, Fakulta socialnich ved, Karlova univerzita, U Krize 10, 158 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
07CZAAAA03417030
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.1d6428cd-cc48-39c4-ae3e-f3866a7def61
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