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By Francisca De Haan, Krasimira Daskalova, Anna Loutfi

ISBN-10: 9637326391

ISBN-13: 9789637326394

This bographical dictionary describes the lives, works and aspirations of greater than a hundred and fifty men and women who have been energetic in, or a part of, women's pursuits and feminisms in critical, jap and South jap Europe. hence, it demanding situations the generally held trust that there has been no old feminism during this a part of Europe. those leading edge and sometimes relocating biographical snap shots not just exhibit that feminists existed the following, but additionally that they have been common and numerous, and incorporated Romanian princesses, Serbian philosophers and peasants, Latvian and Slovakian novelists, Albanian academics, Hungarian Christian social employees and activists of the Catholic women's circulate, Austrian manufacturing facility staff, Bulgarian feminist scientists and socialist feminists, Russian radicals, philanthropists, militant suffragists and Bolshevik activists, favorite writers and philosophers of the Ottoman period, in addition to Turkish republican leftist political activists and nationalists, the world over famous Greek feminist leaders, Estonian pharmacologists and technology historians, Slovenian 'literary feminists,' Czech avant-garde painters, Ukrainian feminist students, Polish and Czech Senate individuals, and lots of extra. Their tales jointly represent a wealthy tapestry of feminist task and redress a major imbalance within the historiography of women's events and feminisms. "A Biographical Dictionary of Women's activities and Feminisms: imperative, japanese, and South jap Europe, nineteenth and twentieth Centuries" is key examining for college kids of eu women's and gender background, comparative heritage and social events.

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In 1893, she began working at the Latvian Theater in Riga as a playright, and was introduced to the cultural, poetic and artistic milieu of Riga. She also tried to launch an acting career, but soon gave up. The following year, this theater staged Aspazija’s Zaude-tas tiesı-bas (Lost rights), which explored a young working woman’s insecurities, the social and sexual pressures restricting her choices in life, and society’s double standards. In the same year, The Latvian Theatre in Riga staged Aspazija’s earlier work, Vaidelote, in which she employed mythology to represent a woman’s struggle against prejudice and dogma, her right to live and feel on her own terms.

Under the threat of arrest, the Armand family emigrated for Paris. After her husband’s death from tuberculosis, Inessa Armand remained politically active, in spite of the everyday hardships she faced bringing up five children alone. In 1904, Armand joined the Parti Socialiste Français (French Socialist Party). In the same year, she returned to Russia (Moscow) and became a member of the Rossiiskaia SocialDemokraticheskaia Rabochaia Partiia (Russian Social Democratic Labor Party). It was also in 1904 that the Moskovskoe Obshchestvo Uluchsheniia Uchasti Zhenshchin (Moscow Society for the Improvement of the Situation of Women), established in 1899, elected Armand Chair of its Commission on Education.

Aliye saw economic independence for women as a solution to this, and many other problems faced by women. Ra’fet and Udi were later translated into French, as was Fatma Aliye’s 1895 book about Muslim women, called Les femmes musulmanes. In a letter (dated 2 April 1895) sent by Nicolas Nicolaides, an editor of ‘L’agence Ottomane’ (a well-known contemporary publisher of works on ‘the Orient’), Aliye was informed that Les femmes musulmanes was being published at the same time by another publisher under another title and writer’s name!

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