Empowering Women in Russia: Activism, Aid, and Ngos (New Anthropologies of Europe) (Paperback)

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Julie Hemment's engrossing study traces the development encounter through interactions between international foundations and Russian women's groups during a decade of national collapse. Prohibited from organizing independently under state socialism, women's groups became a focus of attention in the mid-1990s for foundations eager to promote participatory democracy, but the version of civil society that has emerged (the third sector) is far from what Russian activists envisioned and what donor agencies promised. Drawing on ethnographic methods and Participatory Action Research, Hemment tells the story of her introduction to and growing collaboration with members of the group Zhenskii Svet (Women's Light) in the provincial city of Tver'.

About the Author


Julie Hemment is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780253218919
ISBN-10: 0253218918
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2007
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: New Anthropologies of Europe