Women and cultural management in a patriarchal society

Adamović, Mirjana and Mežnarić, Silva (2011) Women and cultural management in a patriarchal society. In: Contemporary Croatia: development challenges in a socio-cultural perspective. Edições Universitárias Lusófonas, Lisbon, pp. 137-174. ISBN 978-972-8881-97-9

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As far as women's rights are concerned, Croatia, like other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, inherited a specific form of protection of women’s rights from the socialist period. The socialist ideology helped women move into many professions, although in that period and later, in the post‐socialist period, the wage gap widened. In the latter period, a re‐traditionalisation of society took place, the political elite embraced traditional values (motherhood became part of the militaristic discourse of the state), which, alongside the circumstances of war, resulted in the economic, political and cultural neglect of women. Changes in the educational system, the higher proportion of female graduates in the population of graduates in general, have not had any major repercussions in terms of changes to the composition of the management elite. Women in Croatia are underrepresented in management and decision‐making positions. It may be said that younger women are reaping the fruits of socialism, which offered them greater access to education, and the influence of a previous value system aiming more at full employment and equality than the present one, in the post‐socialism period.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women, culture, management, patriarchy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Karolina Vranješ
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 14:35
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 12:35
URI: http://idiprints.knjiznica.idi.hr/id/eprint/115

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