Feminism‐by‐Design: Emerging Capitalisms, Cultural Feminism, and Women’s Nongovernmental Organizations in Postsocialist Eastern Europe

  title={Feminism‐by‐Design: Emerging Capitalisms, Cultural Feminism, and Women’s Nongovernmental Organizations in Postsocialist Eastern Europe},
  author={Kristen R. Ghodsee},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={727 - 753}
  • Kristen R. Ghodsee
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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