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The City of Women Festival and the Context of the Nineties: From the Journey in a Red Yugo to the Setting Up the Festival

The text addresses the question of political and social circumstances in which the festival City of Women was established in 1995. The main points of discussion are what were the main features of the post-socialist experience in the 90s; what was the attitude towards feminism as a political position, theory and a way of life; what were the relationships between the state and civil society; and how we could assess the emergence of the festival. The contribution builds on the personal recollection of the author and includes some personal accounts, and on already collected documents, material and interviews from the book How We Attended a Feminist Secondary School and some other sources. The main conclusion is that the biggest achievement of the City of Women Festival was that it uniquely brought about the important connection between feminism, art, culture, science and theory, and everyday life experience in the post-socialist Slovenia, and also to other regions. It has also contributed to the birth of a new generation of younger feminists.


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Issue No. 261 - City of Women / Concealed Histories II
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2015 , volume volume 43 , issue issue 261
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