Representation of women in the exhibitions

Representation of Women in the Exhibitions dedicated to the Great Patriotic War

The Late Socialist Period in Georgia

The following article analyzes the forms and the content of women’s representation in the exhibitions dedicated to the Great Patriotic War in the late 60’s and the early 80’s using the example of the exhibition dedicated to Great Patriotic War at the Museum of People’s Friendship and the Permanent Exhibition of Gori and Gori district Museum of Battle Glory. Throughout the research the literature on these museums, the photo album, thematic lecture, and the available visual sources were analyzed. As a result, the ambivalent forms of expressing masculinity and femininity of Soviet and National, as well as the following central topoi were identified: Women’s involvement in war was a force majeure event; women fight bravely like men and together with men; Georgian mother in the exhibition represents a mainstay of ethnic culture, while father is a historical actor.

 

 

Product details
Date of Publication
2020
Publisher
Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office
Number of Pages
35
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Table of contents

ABSTRACT: 4
INTRODUCTION 6
METHODOLOGY AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY 11
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 13
THE EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR
AT THE MUSEUM OF PEOPLE’S FRIENDSHIP 15
WOMEN IN THE EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO
THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR AT THE PEOPLE’S FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM 17
GORI AND GORI DISTRICT MUSEUM OF BATTLE GLORY 20
WOMEN IN SOVIET, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL NARRATIVES 22
CONCLUSION 26
BIBLIOGRAPHY 27
ANNEX 30

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