Untangling the knot: A response to Nanette Funk

  title={Untangling the knot: A response to Nanette Funk},
  author={Kristen Ghodsee},
  journal={European Journal of Women's Studies},
  pages={248 - 252}
  • Kristen Ghodsee
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Women's Studies
I am delighted that the editors of the Open Forum of the European Journal of Women’s Studies have allowed me the opportunity to respond to Nanette Funk’s provocative and incisive article: ‘A very tangled knot: Official state socialist women’s organizations, women’s agency and feminism in Eastern European state socialism.’ As one of the nine ‘Revisionist Feminist Scholars’ named in Funk’s article, I feel compelled to address the ‘conceptual-philosophical analysis’ presented in the article on its… 
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