Klicktipp: Socialist Masculinities – New Volume of Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History (Open Access Online Journal)

Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History. Vol. 15 (Web)

The newest issue of Aspasia has published in open access is through the Knowledge Unlatched Select initiative. Guest editor is Peter Hallama.

Aspasia is the international peer-reviewed annual of women’s and gender history of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). It aims to transform European women’s and gender history by expanding comparative research on women and gender to all parts of Europe, creating a European history of women and gender that encompasses more than the traditional Western European perspective.


  • Sharon A. Kowalsky: Editor’s Introduction https://bit.ly/3u7NlP3
  • Peter Hallama: Special Forum: Socialist Masculinities: Introduction: Men and Masculinities under Socialism: Toward a Social and Cultural History https://bit.ly/3zuFdte


  • Brendan McElmeel: From Don Juan to Comrade Ivan: Educating the Young Men of the Urals for Love and Marriage, 1953–1964 https://bit.ly/39zEH2B
  • Cristina Diac: Behind Closed Doors?: The Private Lives of the Minor Communist Party Activists in Romania, 1945–1960 https://bit.ly/3CE8Av1
  • Erica L. Fraser and Kateryna Tonkykh: Cosmonaut Gossip: Socialist Masculinity as Private-Public Performance in the Kamanin Diaries https://bit.ly/3lRkriB
  • Natalia Jarska: Women’s Work and Men: Generational and Class Dimensions of Men’s Resistance to Women’s Paid Employment in State-Socialist Poland (1956–1980) https://bit.ly/3zBdszl
  • Wojciech Cmieja: Masculinity, Disability, and Politics in Polish War-Disabled Memoirs (1971) https://bit.ly/3CHO0tY
  • Magali Delaloye: Heal and Serve: Soviet Military Doctors “Doing Masculinity” during the Afghan War (1979–1989) https://bit.ly/3u7ovPi

  • Marko Dumancic: Comment: Socialism’s Mal(e)contents: Masculinity as Performance Art in Postwar and Late Socialism https://bit.ly/2ZpknPE
  • Amy E. Randall: The Source. For the Father of a Newborn: Soviet Obstetrics and the Mobilization of Men as Medical Allies https://bit.ly/3ADfDU3

Book Reviews

  • Kristen Ghodsee, Hülya Adak, Elsa Stéphan, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Ivan Stankov, Rumiana Stoilova, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Mara Lazda, Adrienne Harris, Ayce Durakbaca, Lex Heerma van Voss, Lejila Mušic, Zdecka Kalnická, Sylwia Kucma-Markowska, Evguenia Davidova, Tsoneva Tsoneva, Georgi Medarov, and Irina Genova

In Memoriam

  • Hana Havelková (18 September 1949–31 October 2020) – Who Is Afraid of Feminist Thought?; Vera Sokolová and Libora Oates-Indruchová https://bit.ly/3kA7hHu