Eastern Europe: Gender Research, Knowledge Production and Institutions

  • Andrea PetőEmail author
Living reference work entry
Part of the Geschlecht und Gesellschaft book series (GUG, volume 65)


Gender research in Eastern Europe started with the transition to democracy and neoliberal market economy. The roots of this development, the pre-1989 research on social inequalities, and the import of English as a language of inquiry combined with intellectual reference points determined its institutions, outreach and impact. We can differentiate three phases of institutionalization: 1. before Eastern European countries joined the EU; 2. after the introduction of the Bologna process; 3. the post-2008 emergence of anti-gender movements that currently question the foundation, terminology, and politics of gender studies.


Gender Gender Studies in Eastern Europe Anti-Gender Movements Academic Feminism Politics of Location 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central European UniversityBudapestHungary

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