Before becoming a member of the socialist bloc, Romania was a rural country with a strong peasant culture. In 1938 the agricultural sector employed 80 percent of the working population, providing the most important economic output. Even the “exiles”-the educated urban elites-regarded the peasant culture as the only “pure,” sane, and uncorrupted system. In order to understand women’s condition in Romania today, one cannot underestimate the importance of the enduring and deeply entrenched peasant culture, which provided the traditions, values, and moral standards for the whole country. This culture, combined with the Bolshevik political system and culture, accounts for the position of women in Romania today.
|Title of host publication||Gender Politics and Post-Communism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Reflections from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||0415904773, 9781138388116|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|