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Editorial This is the third volume of Aspasia, with a focus on the gender history of everyday life. The questions in which we were interested included: How have broad institutional frameworks ­ religious, social, economic, political, and cultural ­ related to the ways in which average women and men negotiated their gender identities, and, vice versa, how have (changes in) gender identities and relations influenced broader institutional frameworks? Our call for papers also asked more specific questions: How have assumptions of religious institutions about gender norms shaped the everyday religious practices and spirituality of laywomen and men? How have sexual norms impacted how women and men perform and negotiate their sexual identity in their daily lives? What changes did state socialism bring to women's and men's gender identities and daily lives, and how did that change over time? The seven articles included here deal with these and other questions that engage with the lived, everyday aspects of femaleness and maleness, femininities and masculinities in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe from a multidisciplinary historical perspective. To start with, Aleksandra Djaji Horváth revisits the well-known figure of the Balkan man-woman. Her specific focus is on representations of the Balkan man-woman in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aspasia Berghahn Books

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Berghahn Books
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© 2022 Berghahn Books
ISSN
1933-2882
eISSN
1933-2890
DOI
10.3167/asp.2009.030101
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Abstract

This is the third volume of Aspasia, with a focus on the gender history of everyday life. The questions in which we were interested included: How have broad institutional frameworks ­ religious, social, economic, political, and cultural ­ related to the ways in which average women and men negotiated their gender identities, and, vice versa, how have (changes in) gender identities and relations influenced broader institutional frameworks? Our call for papers also asked more specific questions: How have assumptions of religious institutions about gender norms shaped the everyday religious practices and spirituality of laywomen and men? How have sexual norms impacted how women and men perform and negotiate their sexual identity in their daily lives? What changes did state socialism bring to women's and men's gender identities and daily lives, and how did that change over time? The seven articles included here deal with these and other questions that engage with the lived, everyday aspects of femaleness and maleness, femininities and masculinities in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe from a multidisciplinary historical perspective. To start with, Aleksandra Djaji Horváth revisits the well-known figure of the Balkan man-woman. Her specific focus is on representations of the Balkan man-woman in

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AspasiaBerghahn Books

Published: Mar 1, 2009

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