Women's Everyday Lives in War and Peace in the South Caucasus

  • Ulrike Ziemer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Women, Tradition and Social Change

  3. Experiencing War and Displacement

  4. New Beginnings and Old Challenges: Feminism and Women’s Identities

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About this book


This edited volume explores the everyday struggles and challenges of women living in the South Caucasus. The primary aim of the collection is to shift the pre-occupation with geopolitical analysis in the region and to share new empirical research on women and social change. The contributors discuss a broad range of topics, each relating to women’s everyday challenges during periods (past and present) of turbulent transformation and conflict, thus helping make sense of these transformations as well as adding new empirical insights to larger questions on life in the South Caucasus. Part I begins the discussion of women and social change in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan by examining the contradictions between traditional gender roles and emancipation and how they continue to dictate women’s lives. Part II focuses on women’s experiences of war and conflict in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Nagorny Karabakh, as well as displacement from Abkhazia and Azerbaijan. Part III examines the challenges faced by sexual minorities in Georgia and feminist activism in Azerbaijan.

Women's Everyday Lives in War and Peace in the South Caucasus will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, politics, gender studies and history.


Tradition FEMINISM LGBT Sexuality Azerbaijan

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrike Ziemer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WinchesterWinchesterUK

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