Azeri Women in Transition: Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan - Central Asia Research Forum (Hardback)
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Azeri Women in Transition: Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan - Central Asia Research Forum (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 20/06/2002
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This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional women in Baku, it provides insight into the impact of the Soviet system on the position of Azeri women, their conceptions of femininity and the significant changes brought about by the post-Soviet transition to a market economy and growing western influence. Also explored are the ways in which local cultural expectations and Islamic beliefs were accommodated to different modernisation projects.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780700716623
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


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'The book shows the changes of women lives, both in the context of developing capitalism and colonial relations in the pre-Soviet era, and under the Soviet system and it reveals the ways in which local cultural expectations and Islamic beliefs were accommodated in various modernisation projects.'

- http://www.frauensolidaritaet.org

'The author also looks at the impact of the Soviet system on women's domestic, public, and work relations, and their conceptions of femininity. In the final chapter Heyrat discusses the pattern of employment of women today in relation to Azerbaijan's market economy.'- http://www.frauensolidaritaet.org

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