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CONF.- Eurasian Women and Self-reliance, March 22, 2007, California

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CONF.- Eurasian Women and Self-reliance, March 22, 2007, California

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Eurasian Women and Self-reliance:
Religion and Education in the Contemporary World
California State University, Long Beach
The Pointe at the Pyramid

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The symposium will address women's position and role in forging
contemporary identities in several Eurasian societies during the
twentieth century and contemporary times. The purpose of this
symposium is to talk about the self-reliance of Eurasian women when
faced with pressures coming from the state, society, and external
forces. The three sessions will address the importance of studying
and teaching women's history and gender roles when discussing
geography, religion, and education in Eurasia. Our focus will be on
women's responses to their socialist and/or nationalist governments'
policies regarding cultural, educational and religious reforms. We
will explore the education of the girl child and women during
transitional periods in history of Eastern Europe, Southwest and South
Asia. The panelists will present their primary research on the
following topics:

- Preserving religious identities in revolutionary times
- Forging contemporary womanhood during early communist and
nationalist periods
- Contending with sweeping education reforms during the times of
revolutionary fervor
- Responding to limits and attacks of religious expression under
autocratic governments
- Resisting state oppression and societal pressure
- Modern education and globalization on religious change

The Organizer and Contact Person: Ali F. Igmen (Department of History,
CSULB). Please register:

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