Lost Voices

Central Asian Women Confronting Transition

Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes

Lost Voices

Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes

Distributed for Zed Books

224 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781842775370 Published February 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Chapter 1 - Seeing Through Western Eyes and the Sound of Western Voices: Women, Feminism and Debate - Post Perestroika.
Debating the Woman Question Post Perestroika
Changing Position: Insiders and Outsiders past and present
Central Asian Women: The Lost Voices

Chapter 2 - Gender, Islam and Nationalism: Subterfuge and Resistance in the Soviet Era
The Institutionalisation of Soviet Gender Equality: the Challenge to Shariat and Adat Law.
The 'Offensive': the imposition of Khudjum and the unveiling of women
Throwing Down the Gauntlet: the role of the Zhenotdel, in female emancipation in Central Asia.
Moving Forward, Looking Back.

Chapter 3 - The Private and Public Face of Economic Emancipation: Gender Work and Education
Educating Women: a flawed opportunity
The Demise of the 'Surrogate Proletariat': women, work and defacto inequality.
Facing the Change: female unemployment, training and opportunity in the Transition period.

Chapter 4 - A Healthy Generation: Women, Environment and Reproductive Health
After the Fall Out: women and the environmental crisis.
A Right to Choose?: women, reproduction and health.
Towards a Healthy Generation?

Chapter 5 - Faith, Community and Fire: Women. Islam and the Family
Otines: women as guardians of the faith.
Solidarity, Tradition and Belonging: women, family and community.
Facing the Backlash: tradition, marriage and the spectre of domestic violence.

Chapter 6 - Climbing the Political Mountain: Female Empowerment and Disempowerment in a post-soviet era.
Finding A Way Through: political representation in Soviet and post Soviet
politics.
From Insiders to Outsiders: female representation in a Post Soviet Era.
Making the Change: from government organizations to non-government organizations.

Bibliography
Index
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