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PART V: Borders of the Millennium: the Present
PART V: Borders of the Millennium: the Present

Author(s): Elmaja Bavčić, Zlatan Delić
Subject(s): Politics, Gender Studies, Civil Society, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Sarajevo Open Centre
Keywords: women; public life; BiH; Dayton accords; millenium; present; patriarchy; capitalism; social rights; education; employment; associations; movements; lesbian; Romani women; cyber-feminists; art;
Summary/Abstract: The initiated watering down and dissipation of women’s rights and influences achieved with women’s move from the private to public sphere during the war continued in post-socialist Bosnia and Herzegovina. Transition, re-building the country, the post-Dayton context, quotas – national, territorial and gender - democratisation and other social contracts proved to be very gendered with regard to the restructuring of women’s positions. In the processes of economic reintegration, re-articulation of labour rights and achievement of political power, women’s place and role continued to follow a retrograde trend, which started with the most recent war. The main enemies of feminism in the post-Yugoslav space were state and national ideologies, impressively parallel in their discourse, actions and position towards women.

  • Page Range: 149-180
  • Page Count: 32
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English