Spring 2013 Signs cluster on women in Russia + Hajkova on sexual barter in times of genocide
February 27, 2013
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Sign Journal of Women in Culture and Society’s most recent issue includes the winner of the 2013 Catharine Stimpson Prize, Anna Hájková’s “Sexual Barter in Times of Genocide: Negotiating the Sexual Economy of the Theresienstadt Ghetto.” Hájková’s article relates a remarkable story about gender power in a transit camp operated by the Nazi SS, in which female sexual and social favors were traded for food, protection, and symbolic capital among inmates. The issue also includes a series of articles on women in contemporary Russia and concludes with a number of explorations of gender in popular culture, from present-date representations of Emma Bovary to burgeoning expressions in hip-hop feminism. Read more about the issue contents here or view the issue on JSTOR.