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Reproductive regulation in socialist Yugoslavia: a social and cultural history

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posted on 2020-03-03, 23:13 authored by BRANKA BOGDAN
This is a social and cultural history of how Yugoslav communists wielded reproductive regulation in Yugoslavia during its socialist period, 1945-1989, in an effort to build the third way to socialism – self-management – and to position the country as a conduit between the global North and South. Throughout this time period, the state energetically invested in the construction of a medico-legal infrastructure to regulate reproductive matters. It tackled catastrophic population health across the newly-formed socialist country, initiated a science-fuelled modernisation and industrialisation project designed to unify the citizenry under a new national identity, and expressed its commitment to socialist gender equality.


Principal supervisor

Paula Michaels

Additional supervisor 1

Michael Hau

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School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Arts