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Challenges and Pitfalls of Feminist Sisterhood in the Aftermath of the Cold War*: The Case of the Network of East-West Women

Challenges and Pitfalls of Feminist Sisterhood in the Aftermath of the Cold War*: The Case of the... Established in the aftermath of the Cold War and animated by US-based scholars and activists experienced in the second wave of women's liberation movements, the Network of East-West Women (NEWW) has received little attention from scholars. This transnational and transregional group played an instrumental role in triggering and structuring the circulation of information, contacts, and academic and activist publications dedicated to women in Central and Eastern Europe, and in conceptualizing new gender politics in that region after the end of the socialist regimes. Building on original empirical evidence (archive work and interviews), this article considers NEWW's founding and its steps in establishing operations “beyond borders” in the 1990s—a time of professionalizing and globalizing women's rights politics when transnational feminist activism was faced with both new challenges and potentialities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aspasia Berghahn Books

Challenges and Pitfalls of Feminist Sisterhood in the Aftermath of the Cold War*: The Case of the Network of East-West Women

Aspasia , Volume 14 (1) – Mar 1, 2020

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Berghahn Books
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© 2022 Berghahn Books
ISSN
1933-2882
eISSN
1933-2890
DOI
10.3167/asp.2020.140103
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Abstract

Established in the aftermath of the Cold War and animated by US-based scholars and activists experienced in the second wave of women's liberation movements, the Network of East-West Women (NEWW) has received little attention from scholars. This transnational and transregional group played an instrumental role in triggering and structuring the circulation of information, contacts, and academic and activist publications dedicated to women in Central and Eastern Europe, and in conceptualizing new gender politics in that region after the end of the socialist regimes. Building on original empirical evidence (archive work and interviews), this article considers NEWW's founding and its steps in establishing operations “beyond borders” in the 1990s—a time of professionalizing and globalizing women's rights politics when transnational feminist activism was faced with both new challenges and potentialities.

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AspasiaBerghahn Books

Published: Mar 1, 2020

Keywords: feminism; Network of East-West Women; NGOs; post–Cold War; postsocialist Eastern and Central Europe; transnational solidarities

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