Journalism and feminism in France, 1830–1930

Tiina Veikat The aim of the present essay is to provide a survey of the joint development of journal- ism and feminism in France in 1830-1930. e inspiration for the essay was a seminar on French women journalists at the University of Montpellier Paul-Valéry 3 which showed that scholarship on media and women’s studies has

Romantic macho: rebellious man in Estonian punk rock

Hannaliisa Uusma The article analyzes the practices and experiences, attitudes and meanings related to the construction of masculinity on the example of the legendary Estonian punk band Vennaskond. The article considers both the international rituals and norms of punk and rock music tradition more generally as well as the possible influence of the post-socialist society

„I would like to be the Bomb guy!“: analysis of pre-school children’s media favorites and their possible use in value education and gender-sensitive education

Andra Siibak, Kristi Vinter The article is based on focus group inter- views with pre-school children conducted in the fall of 2010 and will discuss the media favourites of 5-7 year-olds and the ways in which these could be employed in media education and gender sensitive education.  The interviews showed that children’s screen favourites are

Queer art practices in Eastern Europe

Rebeka Põldsam The article analyses three case studies from contemporary Eastern European art 2007- 2011. First, the article seeks to define and map the different circulating meanings of the concept ‘queer’ in order to open the theoretical backgrounds of the case studies. The first case study is Anna-Stina Treumund’s and Jaanus Samma’s „Queer sticker book“ (2011)

The gender of school and gender in school in the interpretations of educators

Tiiu Kuurme Schools as institutions that recreate gender stereotypes have been studied internationally for decades. In Estonian educational research this shadow function of schools has yet to attract attention. Estonian Women’s Associations Roundtable coordinated a project that studied the perceptions and interpretations of teachers and other people linked to education in order to find out

Story of Estonian academic gender studies in journal Ariadne Lõng, 2000–2013

Redi Koobak, Raili Marling The article proceeds from the much-discussed research of Clare Hemmings on the stories feminists tell in English-language gender studies journals about the past and present of feminism and the ‘political grammar’ of these narratives. We believe that such research needs to be replicated in the periphery and semiperiphery because, despite the

Feminist exhibitions and curatorial practices in the Baltic countries

Katrin Kivimaa Recent years have seen the increasing popularity of feminist curatorial analysis within the study of contemporary art, inspired by exhibitions in the central Western art institutions. The present article will cover the history of feminist exhibitions in the three Baltic countries starting from the mid-1990s to 2012, tracing a content- based and generational

„Then I understood that you do not have to be smart‒ you have to have acquaintances“: the use of social capital in the work narratives of Russian-speaking women

Kadri Aavik Today’s Estonia is characterized by the ethnicity- and language-based segregation of acquaintance networks that influences Russian-speaking people’s chances of advancing in workplace hierarchy. Studies conducted this far indicate that in the case of Russian-speaking population the lack of social networking may become an obstacle to realizing one’s proficiency in Estonian. Access to prestigious