Równość kobiet w socjalizmie. Perspektywa ruchów feministycznych – 20.03.2019

Zapraszamy na kolejne seminarium z cyklu “Gender s seksualność w polskiej nauce i praktyce społecznej”.

Spotkanie pod tytułem “Równość kobiet w socjalizmie. Perspektywa ruchów feministycznych” odbędzie się 20 marca, o godz. 15:00 w Instytucie Filozofii I Socjologii PAN, Nowy Świat 72, sala 268. Spotkanie odbędzie się w języku angielskim. Poniżej opis wydarzenia.

What is the history of the International Women’s Day? What were the achievements of socialist women’s emancipation: locally, nationally and transnationally? What is the place of the state- socialism in the history of contemporary women’s movements? Is socialist past part of feminist identity in Eastern Europe and the “West”? Are socialist and communist women our feminist fore-mothers?

Please join us for the seminar “Women’s equality in socialism. Feminist movements’ perspective”. The seminar will take place on March 20th, at 3:00 pm, at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Nowy Świat 72, room 268.

Our guest will be:

FRANCISCA DE HAAN historian and gender studies scholar, professor at Central European University, and the author of “The Global Left-Feminist 1960s: From Copenhagen to Moscow and New York,” in: The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties. Between Protest and Nation-Building, ed. Chen Jian et al (Routledge, 2018), 230–242.

WANDA NOWICKA, feminist activist, co-creator (and the long time President) of the Federation on Women and Family Planning, and ASTRA Network, politician, and a former vice- speaker of Polish Sejm. She was a co-author of the “Statement from Non-Region”, published in 1995 during the UN Beijing Conference on Women.

MAGDALENA GRABOWSKA, sociologist, working at Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences. She is the author of the book “Zerwana genealogia. Działalność społeczna i polityczna kobiet po 1945 roku a współczesny polski ruch kobiecy” (Broken genealogy. Women’s social and political activism after 1945, and contemporary women’s movement in Poland” (Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, 2018).

: Our conversation about the women’s emancipation under socialism will circulate around two sets of issues. First, we will examine the theory and practice of socialist women’s equality in various contexts (local, national, international, transnational). Second, we will debate the issue of the representation of the state socialist women’s equality within the historical and identity discourses of feminist movements (in Eastern Europe, but also in the West) in the 1990s, and currently. We will begin our seminar by examining the history of the socialist equality (particularly after 1945) and an impact of socialist women on the agendas of transnational institutions and social movements. We will then discuss the ways in which state socialist equality was represented during the 1990s transformations, and how it is perceived now. Finally, we will ask about the place of socialist and communist women’s activism in the genealogy of feminism, and how “forgetting” about the period of socialism impacts contemporary women’s mobilizing, and subjectivity debates, particularly in the context of current debates of patriotism, nationalism, and populism.

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