Lithuanian women and Lithuanian men in Soviet exile: living through trauma

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Lithuanian women and Lithuanian men in Soviet exile: living through trauma
Keywords:
LT
Priverstinis darbas; Lytinė tapatybė; Lyčių stereotipai; Lytis ir socialiniai tinklai; Sovietinė tremtis
EN
Forced labour; Gendered identity; Gender stereotypes; Gender and social networks; Soviet exile
Summary / Abstract:

ENBy focusing on how the experience of deportation and imprisonment influenced the representation of gender and interpersonal relations in the memoirs of former deportees, this chapter has sought compare and contrast how Lithuanian and Polish men and women reacted to a similarly traumatic fate. As emphasized above, the purpose is not to draw any essentialist or 'objective' conclusions, but rather to highlight the manner in which gender stereotypes are created and revised under the influence of the trauma of deportation. Regardless of how long the exile, imprisonment and repressions lasted, they were inevitably followed by trauma, as the events experienced by hundreds of thousands of people changed their memory and left an impact on the remainder of their lives. Irrespective of how deeply or radically the repressed women and men embraced new interpersonal relations, gender roles or stereotypes, all of them who returned to Lithuania as changed people. [Extract, p. 89]

ISBN:
9786094250897
Permalink:
https://www.lituanistika.lt/content/85903
Updated:
2020-06-19 10:03:05
Metrics:
Views: 12
Export: