22 січня, 2020

A collection of English literature concerning gender issues in Ukraine

The purpose of this collection is to make it easier for academic scholars as well as other interested readers to access knowledge about Ukrainian gender issues in English. Considering that basically all political and social spheres in Ukraine are intertwined with gender issues, I have found it necessary to limit this collection to research that has gender as its primary focus. Publications that address Ukrainians living outside of Ukraine are not included, nor are historical publications, unless they link directly to present-time issues. I have sought to divide the publications into themes, hence covering gender inequality in labour market participation, political power, family relations, gender-based violence, cultural understandings of feminism, femininity and masculinity, LGBT-issues and activism. To grasp the relative level of gender equality in Ukraine, wide-reaching cross-national reports are included. Within each theme, the content of the publications and their most important findings are briefly described. The publications are selected to give a broad picture of current debates and issues in Ukraine, and in many cases the summaries barely scratch the surface of highly complex issues. However, it is my hope that the multiplicity of aspects included in the collection will serve as inspiration for further reading and future research.

Themes:

Comparative Statistics and Gender Equality Legislation
Femininity Ideals in Ukraine
Masculinity Ideals in Ukraine
Family Roles
Family Planning, Abortion and Contraceptives
Violence against Women
Surrogacy and Sex Work
Gender and Labour Market
Women in Ukrainian Politics
LGBT Issues and Activism in Ukraine
Defining Ukrainian Feminism(s)
Feminist Activism in Ukraine
Women’s Activism at War and Revolution
Books and Anthologies

The material was compiled by Anne Kristiansen

Researcher Profiles
This is an alphabetical list containing scholar-profiles of the researchers whose publications have been included in this selection. As only some researchers have publication-lists on Google Scholar and Academia.edu, the list is not complete. However, it may facilitate your access to more publications.
Femininity Ideals in Ukraine
Scientific literature examining beauty standards and femininity ideals adopted in Ukrainian society. 
Family Roles
Articles covering the issues of gender roles in families in Ukraine. 
Family Planning, Abortion and Contraceptives
A collection of literary sources on the topics of family planning, abortion and contraception in Ukraine. 
Surrogacy and Sex Work
Literature investigating the issues of surrogacy and sex work.