Rebellious Parents

Rebellious Parents : Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia

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Parental activism movements are strengthening around the world and often spark tense personal and political debate. With an emphasis on Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, this collection analyzes formal organizations as well as informal networks and online platforms which mobilize parents to advocate for change on a grassroots level. In doing so, the work collected here explores the interactions between the politics, everyday life, and social activism of mothers and fathers. From fathers' rights movements to natural childbirth to vaccination debates, these essays provide new insight into the identities and strategies applied by these movements as they confront local ideals of gender and family with global more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.81mm | 503.49g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 14 b&w illus., 1 table
  • 0253026679
  • 9780253026675
  • 968,536

Review quote

"We see here evidence of engaged citizens, not directly challenging political leaders about broad economic or political policies, but seeking to change public attitudes to vital issues facing people in their everyday lives as parents...This is very much a contribution to scholarship and knowledge. We just don't know about this type of activism." -David Ost, author of The Defeat of Solidarity: Anger and Politics in Postcommunist Europe "This is an excellent collection with conceptual and methodological unity and high quality contributions that are thoroughly researched... The work makes a real contribution to the field (both theoretically and empirically), challenges stereotypes, and presents new areas of valuable research." -Nanette Funk, coeditor of Gender Politics and Post-Communism: Reflections from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet more

About Katalin Fabian

Katalin Fabian is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Law at Lafayette College. She edited Domestic Violence in Postcommunist States: Local Activism, National Policies, and Global Forces (IUP).Elbieta Korolczuk is Researcher in the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg and the School of Culture and Education at Sodertorn University, Sweden. She is co-editor of several Polish volumes on parenthood and more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Rebellious Parents in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia / Katalin Fabian and Elzbieta Korolczuk1. Nationalism and Civicness in Contemporary Russia: Grassroots Mobilization in Defense of Traditional Family Values / Tova Hojdestrand2. "For the Sake of Our Children's Future": A Conservative Parents' Mobilization in Ukraine / Olena Strelnyk3. (Un)deserving Parents: Constructing Parenthood and Nation in Bulgaria through New Reproductive Technologies / Ina Dimitrova4. In the Name of the Family and Nation: Framing Fathers' Activism in Poland / Elzbieta Korolczuk and Renata E. Hryciuk5. Civil Society and Fatherhood in the Borderlands: Promoting Active Fathers in Russian Daddy-Schools / Pelle Aberg and Johnny Rodin6. Fathers' Activism in Contemporary Ukraine: Contradictory Positions on Gender Equality / Iman Karzabi7. Down and Out in a "Femo-Fascist" State: the Czech Fathers' Discussion Forum / Steven Saxonberg 8. Resisting Mandatory Vaccination: the Formation of the "Informed Parent" in the Czech Republic / Jaroslava Hasmanova Marhankova9. From Tired Parents to NGO Advocacy for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: The Case of the Baltic States / Egle Sumskiene10. The Natural Childbirth Movement in the Czech Republic / Ema Hresanova11. Parents Rebelling against the State: Emotions and Images in the Hungarian Home-Birth Movement / Katalin Fabian12. Regionaland Theoretical Lessons:New Perspectives on Civil Societies and Ambiguities toward the State, the West, and Gender Equality / Katalin Fabian and Elzbieta KorolczukIndexshow more