The Transfer of Soviet Models

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)


This chapter illuminates how and why Yugoslav communists relied on the Soviet model in framing gender policies. By scrutinising the linkages, networks, and actors, it looks at the Communist Party’s gender programme before the Second World War. It explains what kind of policies for changing gender relations Yugoslav communists learned in Moscow, arguing that the experiences of their formative years took place during the heights of Stalinism. The chapter also revisits the scholarly debate over the communists’ activities in various Yugoslav feminist associations, arguing that there were no real alternatives to the Soviet model for the communists. Following on from that, the chapter explores the mechanics of the transfer of Soviet models to Yugoslavia, both during and after the Second World War.


Soviet Yugoslav Communist Gender Policies Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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