Bumbling idiots or evil masterminds? Challenging cold war stereotypes about women, sexuality and state socialism

@article{Ghodsee2016BumblingIO,
  title={Bumbling idiots or evil masterminds? Challenging cold war stereotypes about women, sexuality and state socialism},
  author={Kristen Ghodsee and Katar{\'i}na L{\'i}{\vs}kov{\'a}},
  journal={Filozofija I Drustvo},
  year={2016},
  volume={27},
  pages={489-503}
}
In academic writing, facts about the past generally require the citation of relevant sources unless the fact or idea is considered “common knowledge:” bits of information or dates upon which there is a wide scholarly consensus. This brief article reflects on the use of “common knowledge” claims in contemporary scholarship about women, families, and sexuality as experienced during 20th century, East European, state socialist regimes. We focus on several key stereo- types about the communist… 
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