Agrarian Restructuring and Gender - Designing Family Farms in Central and Eastern Europe


Holzner, Brigitte. 2008. “Agrarian Restructuring and Gender - Designing Family Farms in Central and Eastern Europe.” Gender, Place & Culture 15 (4): 431–43. doi:10.1080/09663690802155652.

Author: Brigitte Holzner


This article attempts to describe the gender dimensions and aspects of agrarian transition/transformation in post-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on family farms. This farming model is characterised by a conflation of labour, land, capital, management and human bonding and was promoted by the privatisation policy of post-socialist restructuring. Several problems of the new family farms are looked at with a gender perspective, singling out ideological, social and economic parameters.

Topics: Development, Economies, Gender, Gender Analysis, Livelihoods, Political Economies, Privatization Regions: Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe

Year: 2008

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