New Open Access Volume of Aspasia (Vol. 15)

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The latest Open Access volume of Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History has published! This volume focuses on socialist masculinities.

Open Access through the Knowledge Unlatched Select initiative


Volume 15

Special Forum on Socialist Masculinities

Guest Editor: Peter Hallama


Editor's Introduction

Sharon A. Kowalsky


Special Forum: Socialist Masculinities

Introduction: Men and Masculinities under Socialism: Toward a Social and Cultural History

Peter Hallama


From Don Juan to Comrade Ivan: Educating the Young Men of the Urals for Love and Marriage, 1953–1964

Brendan McElmeel


Behind Closed Doors?: The Private Lives of the Minor Communist Party Activists in Romania, 1945–1960

Cristina Diac


Cosmonaut Gossip: Socialist Masculinity as Private-Public Performance in the Kamanin Diaries

Erica L. Fraser and Kateryna Tonkykh


Women’s Work and Men: Generational and Class Dimensions of Men’s Resistance to Women’s Paid Employment in State-Socialist Poland (1956–1980)

Natalia Jarska


Masculinity, Disability, and Politics in Polish War-Disabled Memoirs (1971)

Wojciech Śmieja


Heal and Serve: Soviet Military Doctors “Doing Masculinity” during the Afghan War (1979–1989)

Magali Delaloye


Comment: Socialism’s Mal(e)contents: Masculinity as Performance Art in Postwar and Late Socialism

Marko Dumančić


The Source

For the Father of a Newborn: Soviet Obstetrics and the Mobilization of Men as Medical Allies

Amy E. Randall


Book Reviews

Kristen Ghodsee, Hülya Adak, Elsa Stéphan, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Ivan Stankov, Rumiana Stoilova, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Mara Lazda, Adrienne Harris, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Lex Heerma van Voss, Lejila Mušić, Zdeňka Kalnická, Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska, Evguenia Davidova, Tsoneva Tsoneva, Georgi Medarov, and Irina Genova


In Memoriam

Who Is Afraid of Feminist Thought?: In Memoriam: Hana Havelková (18 September 1949–31 October 2020)

Veřa Sokolová and Libora Oates-Indruchová


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