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Fragments of a Transition to Nothing: Feminist Perspectives on Post-Socialism in Serbia
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, The Department of Gender Studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis represents an attempt to challenge power hierarchies infusing white Western

European academic and political fields. It constitutes a project, built on decolonial critique of

privileges of research, that aims at attending to local and marginalised feminist perspectives in

order to reach a deeper understanding for a complex and ambivalent Serbian post-socialist

reality. A critical scrutiny of previous research conducted within the field of Comparative

Politics and post-socialist feminist critique of academic knowledge, has led to the identification

of problematic results of unequal distributions of power within politics and the academia.

Moreover, through a historical overview of the geopolitical context and the feminist legacy of

the region, the importance of contextualisation and the necessity of an epistemological and

ontological shift within knowledge production has further been emphasised. Lastly, with a

combining approach of qualitative interviews and autoethnography, lived experiences of postsocialism

and its intersections with feminism have been sought and analysed. By highlighting

women’s activism in democratisation processes and the severe socio-political problems facing

contemporary Serbia, these experiences problematize the hegemonic Western projections of a

post-socialist transition as an elite project towards ‘progress’ and Europeanisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 97
Keywords [en]
Post-socialism, feminist activism, transition, democratisation, decoloniality, bodypolitics and geopolitics of knowledge.
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-138718ISRN: LIU-TEMA G/GSIC2-A—17/001—SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-138718DiVA, id: diva2:1113413
Subject / course
Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, Two Year
Presentation
2017-06-08, Linköping, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-21 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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