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Портрет жене на селу у Србији у доба социјализма
Portrait Of A Woman Living In A Village In Socialism

Author(s): Vera Gudac-Dodić
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: woman; village; Serbia; socialism; family; patriarchy

Summary/Abstract: During the second half of the twentieth century contradictory processes were taking place in the villages of Serbia. The ideology of women’s emancipation which was part of the general modernization of society was often emphatically opposed to traditionalism during the socialist period. Among many factors that had an impact on the daily life and social status of women in agrarian communities specially significant were: policy of the party state on agriculture and village, emancipatory ideology regarding women and socialist legislature, however the patriarchal heritage was not insignificant. A woman’s life in the peasant family was often regulated by customs and traditional norms. Tradition was reflected in many segments of life. Patriarchal elements could particularly be seen in the peasant woman’s family and private life. The peasant women continued to be a marginalized social group.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 153-171
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian