Publications of Pető, A.

Pető A. From Visibility to Analysis: Gender and History. In: Salvaterra C, Waaldijk B, editors. Paths to Gender. European Historical Perspectives on Women and Men. Pisa: Pisa University Press; 2009. p. 1-11.

Rosi Braidotti (DVD)

This is a 110-minute video portrait interview of Rosi Braidotti covering family background, milestone events, key concepts, life, work, philosophy and more… Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Centre for Humanities at Utrecht University. Her work is exceptionally significant in the areas of feminist philosophy, epistemology, poststructuralism and psychoanalysis.

Gender and citizenship in a multicultural context

The articles in this book share a dedication to broadening and stretching the scholarly field of feminist citizenship studies and invite the reader to reflect on the many different ways citizenship is formed in contemporary Europe. They do so by stretching the concept of citizenship itself, going beyond legalistic definitions, and by asking new questions about the ways in which citizenship is constructed, the entitlements to benefits, and to social and political participation, how cultures of knowledge allow participation and how inclusion and exclusion can be represented. In all cases «gender» is one of the categories that allow a deeper insight and a better perception of the way the ideals of citizenship have helped people to overcome exclusion. As the articles show, access to citizenship differs from context to context. Citizenship is never only a legal status: it has to do with cultural diversity, with recognition of difference, with access to professions and hierarchies on the labour market, not least in universities with traditions in political as well as visual representation. The collection is an introduction to new research in the field of European gender studies.

Pető A. Az étel nyelve. Az azonosságtudat és a szubjektiv hovatartozás hordozója. In: Passerini L, editor. A nők migrációja Keletről Nyugatra. Társadalmi nem, mobilitás és azonosulás a jelenkori Európában. Budapest: Balassi Kiadó; 2008. p. 174-91. (Feminizmus és történelem sorozat).
Pető A. Conflicting Narratives about a Post Shoah Blood Libel Case Budapest. In: Lappin E, editor. Die "Wahrheit" der Erinnerung : jüdische Lebensgeschichten. Innsbruck: StudienVerlag; 2008. p. 24-35.
Pető A. Die Marien in der Sonne (Die Apokalyptischen Madonnen). In: Laakso J, editor. Frau und Nation. Wien: LIT-Verlag; 2008. p. 137-74. (Finno-Ugrian Studies in Austria. Schriftenreihe für die Forschungsbereiche der Abteilung Finno-Ugristik; no 5).
Pető A. Gender im Unterricht in Ungarn. In: Kegyes E, editor. Genderbilder aus Ungarn. Ergebnisse de ungarische Genderforschung. Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovac; 2008. p. 29-40.
Pető A. Memory and Desire. Narratives of Pre 1989 Migrants from Hungary and Bulgaria. In: Kraft C, editor. Geschlechterbeziehungen in Ostmitteleuropa nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Soziale Praxis und Konstruktionen von Geschlechterbildern. München: Oldenbourg-Verlag; 2008. p. 291-309. (Bad Wiesseer Tagungen des Collegium Carolinum; no 25).
Pető A. Gendered Memory of Military Violence in Eastern Europe in the 20th century. In: Paletschek S, editor. The gender of memory : cultures of remembrance in nineteenth and twentieth century Europe. Frankfurt: Campus; 2008. p. 237-53.
Pető A, Waaldijk B. Theoretical Introduction. In: Demokraticheskij perehod I gender: uprazsnenie prapoditelnica” – Democratic Change and Gender: the “fore-mother” exercise. Budapest: International Center for Democratic Change; 2008. p. 15-35.
Pető A, Zonekke M. A ‘kameraadskes’ és a “testvérnők”. Nők a holland és a magyar nemzeti szocialista mozgalomban: motiváció és akarat. In: Bakó B, editor. Határtalan nők : kizártak és befogadottak a női társadalomban. Budapest: Nyitott Könyvműhely; 2008. p. 285-303.
Pető A, Kakucs N. The Impact of EU Accession on Gender Equality in Hungary. In: Roth S, editor. Gender politics in the expanding European Union : mobilization, inclusion, exclusion. New York ; Oxford: Berghahn Books; 2008. p. 174-93.

Geschlecht, Politik und Stalinismus in Ungarn. Eine Biographie von Júlia Rajk

Das Buch ist ein Versuch, ein Porträt einer am Zeitgeschehen aktiv beteiligten Frau zu zeichnen, mit besonderer Betonung der frauenspezifischen Aspekte.

Pető A. An Untold Story about the Feminist Association. In: Gazsi J, Pető A, Toronyi Z, editors. Gender, memory, and Judaism. Budapest: Balassi Kiadó; 2007. p. 107-21.
Pető A. Memories of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution: Narrating Gender and Migration. In: Isaacs A, editor. Immigration and emigration in historical perspective. Pisa: PLUS-Pisa University Press; 2007. p. 153-65.
Pető A. Stroezsty na csubsztvata v ungarszkoto nelegalno komuniszticseszko dvizsenie. In: Nikolcshina M, editor. Mecta na Ljubovta. (B tekstovete na gyeszet iztocsnoevropejki). Sofia: Altera; 2007. p. 43-59.
Pető A. Eszter táskája. In: Kósáné Kovács M, Pető A, editors. Mérleg : hátrányos helyzetű társadalmi csoportok Magyarországon 2007-ben. Budapest: Napvilág Kiadó; 2007. p. 165-81.
Pető A. Food-talk. Markers of Identity and Imaginary Belongings. In: Passerini L, editor. Women migrants from East to West : gender, mobility and belonging in contemporary Europe. New York: Berghahn Books; 2007. p. 152-65.
Pető A. In Transit: Space, People, Identities. Intermezzo. In: Passerini L, editor. Women migrants from East to West : gender, mobility and belonging in contemporary Europe. New York: Berghahn Books; 2007. p. 243-51.

Book review: Húsz év után. Társadalmi nemek és háború a 20. századi Kelet-Európában

Nancy M. WINGFIELD–Maria BUCUR (szerk.): Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2006. 237 p.

Book review: Nancy M. Wingfield and Bucur M. (eds.): Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe

The article reviews the book "Gender and War in 20th-Century Eastern Europe," edited by Nancy M. Wingfield and Maria Bucur.

The State of Women's and Gender History in Eastern Europe: The Case of Hungary

This article presents an exploration into state of gender and women's history studies in Eastern Europe. The case example of Hungary is given, where strong institutional resistance and lack of leadership prevents the full exploration into the relatively new field of gender studies. Prevalent resistant attitudes of mainstream historiography in Hungary and Eastern Europe are described and criticized. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Teaching with memories: European women's histories in international and interdisciplinary classrooms

Teaching with Memories discusses the ways in which one can use the assignment to write the life story of a "foremother" as an educational tool. This book includes descriptions of good practice, short articles about the analysis of specific sources, annotated bibliographies, and a wealth of examples of assignments and questions that will help teachers within or outside institutions of higher education to work with this format. The book offers reflections on the way women's historians can connect research on women's memory with teaching in different European contexts.

Pető A. Politikai pártok és nőmozgalmak Magyarországon 1945-1951 között. In: Gyáni G, editor. Nők a modernizálódó magyar társadalomban. Debrecen: Csokonai; 2006. p. 278-92.
Pető A. A photograph. In: Pető A, Waaldijk B, editors. Teaching with memories : European women's histories in international and interdisciplinary classrooms. Galway: Women's Studies Centre NUI Galway; 2006. p. 46-50.
Pető A. All the countries of our foremothers were colonised by Russians except Yugoslavia. In: Pető A, Waaldijk B, editors. Teaching with memories : European women's histories in international and interdisciplinary classrooms. Galway: Women's Studies Centre NUI Galway; 2006. p. 125-36.
Pető A. Minutes of an Official Meeting. In: Pető A, Waaldijk B, editors. Teaching with Memories. European Women’s Histories in International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms. Galway: Women’s Studies Center; 2006. p. 32-6.
Pető A. The Appearance of Women's Equal Opportunities in the Conservative Political Discourse of the Countries of Statist Feminism. In: The making of European women's studies : a work in progress report on curriculum development and related issues in gender education and research : ATHENA-Advanced Thematic Network in Activities in Women's Studies in Europe. Utrecht: Utrecht University; 2006. p. 92-101.
Pető A. Memoria di genere e violenza militare nell’Europea Orientale. In: Calloni M, editor. Violenza senza legge : genocidi e crimini di guerra nell'età globale. Torino: UTET università; 2006. p. 13-24.
Pető A. “Redefinitions of “Statist Feminism” and Contemporary Conservative and Extreme Rightist Hungarian Female Politicians. The Case of the Hungarian 1956 Revolution. In: Saurer E, editor. Women's movements : networks and debates in post-communist countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. Köln: Böhlau; 2006. p. 317-37.
Pető A, Manner I. The European Union and the value of gender equality. In: Lucarelli S, editor. Values and principles in European Union foreign policy. London: Routledge; 2006. p. 97-113.
Pető A, Schrijvers K. The theatre of historical sources. Some methodological problems in analyzing post WWII extreme right movement in Belgium and in Hungary. In: Waaldijk M, editor. Professions and social identity : new European historical research on work, gender and society. Pisa: Ed. Plus Pisa Univ. Press; 2006. p. 39-63.
Pető A, Waaldijk B. Her present is my past : Teaching with memories in Women's Studies summer schools. In: Pető A, Waaldijk B, editors. Teaching with Memories : European Women’s Histories in International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms. Galway: National Univ. of Ireland; 2006. p. 118-25.
Pető A. Enlargement and Gender Studies : Possibilities and Constrains. In: Strategies for Gender : Women’s Studies in Southeastern Europe. Skopje: Euro Balkan Press; 2006. p. 14-21.

Book Review: Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and earth

Kiefer, A., & Auping, M. (2005). Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and earth. Fort Worth, Tex: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in association with Prestel.

Pető A. Női emlékezet és ellenállás. In: Markó G, editor. Az Elsodort város : emlékkötet a Budapestért folytatott harcok 60. évfordulójára 1944-45. Budapest: PolgART; 2005. p. 351-79.
Pető A. Abortőrök és “bajba jutott nők” 1952-ben. In: Palasik M, editor. Házastárs? Vetélytárs? Munkatárs? : a női szerepek változása a 20. századi Magyarországon : tanulmányok. Budapest: Napvilág; 2005. p. 300-319.
Pető A. Átvonuló hadsereg, maradandó trauma. Az 1945-ös budapesti nemi erőszak esetek emlékezete. In: Valuch T, editor. Magyar társadalomtörténeti olvasókönyv 1944-től napjainkig. Budapest: Argumentum; 2005. p. 88-96.
Pető A. Hungarian Women in Politics. In: Breuning E, editor. Power and the People: A Social History of Central European Politics, 1945-1956. Manchester: Manchester University Press; 2005. p. 266-81.
Pető A, Juhász B. Educational migration and gender: Women’s Studies students’ educational mobility in Europe. In: Griffin G, editor. Doing women's studies : employment opportunities, personal impacts and social consequences. London: Zed Books in association with the University of Hull and the European Union; 2005. p. 168-95.
Pető A. Im-possibilities of turnovers, the moment of entering into politics by Hungarian Conservative Women in 1989. In: Profantová Z, editor. The Small Histories of Great Events in Czechoslovakia after 1948, 1968 and 1989. Bratislava: Věda; 2005. p. 143-57.

Book Review: Hedvig Turai: Anna Margit

Turai, H., & Anna, M. (2002). Anna Margit. Budapest: Szemimpex

Book Review: Bögre Zsuzsanna: Vallásosság és identitás. Élettörténetek a diktatúrában (1948-1964)

Bögre Zsuzsanna: Vallásosság és identitás. Élettörténetek a diktatúrában (1948–1964). Studia Sociologica, Dialóg Campus Kiadó, Budapest–Pécs, 2005. 200 p.

Zsenszkaja usztnaja isztorija. Gendernie iszledovanie. Csaszty I. Pető A, editor. Bishkek: Open Society Institute, Network Women’s Program; 2004.
Pető A. A társadalmi nem alapú kirekesztés vizsgálata. Ajánlások összefoglalása. In: A kirekesztés társadalmi nem alapú elmélete és gyakorlata a Csereháton. Kutatási beszámoló. Miskolc: Miskolci Egyetem; 2004. p. 265-9. (A Miskolci Egyetem Társadalmi Nemek és Egyenlő Esélyek Közponjának sorozata; no 1).
Pető A. A kirekesztés társadalmi nem alapú elmélete és gyakorlata. Bevezetés. In: A kirekesztés társadalmi nem alapú elmélete és gyakorlata a Csereháton. Kutatási beszámoló. Miskolc: Miskolci Egyetem; 2004. p. 17-33. (A Miskolci Egyetem Társadalmi Nemek és Egyenlő Esélyek Közponjának sorozata; no 1).
Pető A. A női esélyegyenlőségre vonatkozó női felfogás hatása a magyar választójogi gondolkodásra 1848-1990. Az „állam érdekében adományozott jog” feminista megközelítésben. In: Sajó A, editor. Befogadás és eredetiség a jogban és a jogtudományban : adalékok a magyarországi jog természetrajzához. Budapest: Áron Kiadó; 2004. p. 136-75.
Pető A. A szavak hatalma. In: Wieser M, editor. Csendes lázadás. Nők a rendszerváltásról. Budapest: Balassi Kiadó; 2004. p. 7-11.
Pető A. European Enlargement and Gender : A Politics of Opportunity for Women in Countries with Statist Feminist Heritage. In: Rechte erweitern? : Die EU-Reform und der Erweiterungsprozess aus Gesclechterpersepktive. Berlin: Heinrich Böll Stiftung; 2004. p. 18-22.
Pető A, Palasik M. A női civil szervezetek Magyarországon az új évezred elején. In: Besenyei L, editor. A XX. századi technika társadalmi hatásai. Miskolc: Miskolci Egyetem; 2004. p. 141-9.
Pető A, Waaldijk B. Memories, Histories and Narratives. In: The making of European women's studies : a work in progress report on curriculum development and related issues in gender education and research. Utrecht: Utrecht University; 2004. p. 173-6. (ATHENA-Advanced Thematic Network in Activities in Women's Studies in Europe).

Book Review: A zsidó kommunista funkcionáriusnő felemelkedése és bukása: Ana Pauker élete

Robert Levy: Ana Pauker. The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Communist. Berkeley, London, Los Angeles, University of California Press, 2001. 407 old.

Pető A. Drugi heterologii. Heterologias. 2004;28 (2330)(July 2):2.

The Future of Women's History: Writing Women's History in Eastern Europe: Towards a "Terra Cognita"?

Presents the author's personal reflection as an East European historian and educator. Overview of writing women's history and history of gender in Eastern Europe; Process of the institution building of women's history; History of Croatia. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Women and 'the alternative public sphere': toward a new definition of women's activism and the separate spheres in East-Central Europe

In the years following the end of the cold war in 1989, Western feminist scholars and activists expressed disappointment in the failure of the newly democratic Eastern and Central European countries to sustain mainstream women's rights movements and achieve a marked increase in women's participation within the new political parties and political life in general. The authors, historians of Hungarian women's movements with a broad East-West perspective, offer a novel explanation for this phenomenon. Following an outline of the main stages of Hungarian women's movements and women's political participation, they focus on two instances in twentieth-century Hungarian history that resulted in a rapid transition from anti-democratic regimes to liberal, parliamentary systems: the 1918 bourgeois democratic revolution and the 1990 re-introduction of free parliamentary elections. Examining these two turning points in recent Hungarian history, separated by 70 years, as case studies of women's activism, the authors propose a new, critical re-evaluation of the notion of separate spheres, offering a timely if co-incidental comment on the recent debate in the Journal of Women's History . 2 Research for this article had been completed by the time of the publication of the Spring 2003 issue of the Journal of Women's History, 15 (1), devoted to 'Rethinking Public and Private'. (Author) (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Introduction / Feminism And Economic Inquiry In Communist And Post-Communist Poland / A Comparative Study Of Women In Hungarian And European Academic And Research Institutions / Feminisms And Social Sciences In European Countries With A Statist Feminist H

This Explorations investigates the current status of the research done on women's economic position in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), focusing on the current treatment of feminism in these countries. Agnieszka Majcher discusses feminist economic inquiry and the position of women in higher education in Poland. Krisztina Majoros focuses on the progress and problems of women in higher education and research institutions in Hungary and compares these to other EU countries. Finally, Andrea Pető reports on the legacy of what has been termed “statist feminism” and explores various strategies to strengthen feminist economic research in CEE countries.

Women in Hungarian politics, 1945-1951

Based on extensive primary source material and oral history interviews, this book is the first comprehensive study of women´s political involvement in post-World War II Hungary. It addresses the impact of the spread of communism and describes how some key organizations, such as the Feminist Association, various Jewish women´s societies, and the women´s section of the Social Democratic and Smallholders´ Party gradually ceased to exist and were replaced by a single communist-dominated women´s organization. The book includes a case study of women who entered the police force, a profession previously closed to them. A chapter is devoted to the life stories of communist women activists appointed to key positions after 1945.

Feminizmus és történelem

Large numbers of women in Europe undertake Women's Studies training, but we have no systematic data on the impact of that training on their subsequent employment and quality of life.The project as an EC 5th Framework Project therefore seeks to analyse how Women’s Studies training affects women’s opportunities and interventions in the labour market.Since Women’s Studies training differs greatly between countries, a further objective is to examine how these differences relate to individual women's subsequent employment achievements, including changes in the balance between family and work, and changing and managing relationshipswithin the family.As women's employment opportunities vary greatly betweenpartner countries we need to understand what women, once trained in Women’s Studies, do given the structuring of their employment opportunities.F inally,we intend to analyse the impactWomen’s Studies training has on the changes women seek to generate in the workplace, and how it impacts on women's professional and other duties are undertaken in the workplace.

Pető A. Angebot ohne Nachfrage”. Ungarische Frauen als Bürgerinnen eines EUBetrittslandes. In: Roth S, editor. Europas Töchter : Traditionen, Erwartungen und Strategien von Frauenbewegungen in Europa. Opladen: Leske Budrich; 2003. p. 183-203.
Pető A. Images and Phantasien. Europas Töchter und „Damen” in der Vergangenheit. In: Miethe I, Roth S, editors. Europas Töchter : Traditionen, Erwartungen und Strategien von Frauenbewegungen in Europa. Opladen: Leske Budrich; 2003. p. 21-31.
Pető A. A magyarországi női politizálás rövid története és elméleti kérdései. In: Bonifertné Szigeti M, editor. Nők a pályán. Közéleti tudnivalók politizáló nőknek. Budapest: Nők a Valódi Esélyegyenlőségért Alapítvány; 2003. p. 9-32.