Representation of Women in the Textbooks on History of Belarus (2009-2012) Cover Image

Репрезентация женщин в учебниках по «Истории Беларуси» (2009–2012)
Representation of Women in the Textbooks on History of Belarus (2009-2012)

Author(s): Tatiana Shchurko
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Social history, Gender history, Social development, Sociology of Education
Published by: Палітычная сфера
Keywords: School Textbooks; Gender Analysis; Women's History; Gender History; History of Belarus;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a gender analysis of Belarusian textbooks on history of Belarus. The study shows that modern Belarusian textbooks continue to reproduce the traditional view on history as mostly male/public and on the position of women in society. The official textbooks do not include the contribution of women to the development of society. They represent mainly the military, economic, and political history, ignoring the history of everyday life, which leads to the exclusion of women's contribution from the picture of the past. Their activity is perceived as personal, family, private, and therefore insignificant. Textbooks represent the world where men are more active than women. Men more often have power and access to all resources. The number of male personalities is much higher than that of female.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 56-77
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Belarussian