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An image of women in magazines of Peasant Concordia


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Lempl, Dina. (2018). An image of women in magazines of Peasant Concordia. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of History. [mentor Ograjšek Gorenjak, Ida and Potkonjak, Sanja].

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This paper seeks to show how the humanitarian - educational organization of Croatian Peasant Party, the Peasant Concordia in its magazines (Peasant Education 1926 - 1929 and Peasant Concordia 1936 - 1941) depicted women. The focus is on a woman's image that is evident in the source materials and its function in the work of Croatian Peasant Party and Peasant Concordia. Two periods of the publishing activity of the Peasant Concordia, twenties and thirties of the last century, show that the role of women in the activities of the Peasant Concordia is changing. Women are increasingly involved in public education and cultural work and are actively being taught to read and write only in the 1930s, while during the 1920s were almost invisible, closed in the sphere of home and family. Although attitudes towards women in the magazines were ambivalent, they were perceived as a danger to the rural economy due to excessive spending on fashion (due to vanity), while at the same time being proclaimed “the guardians of folk peasant culture” and educators of future generations, whose sacred duty is to extract the peasant economy from financial crisis with traditional textile handicrafts, it is indisputable that at a time when peasant women have no political rights or power, they nevertheless played a significant role. By actively involving women in the work of Peasant Concordia, the Peasant Party tried to show Europe that the Croatian nation was enlightened and advanced, and could keep up with modern states while retaining its old peasant tradition and culture.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, Peasant Concordia, magazines of Peasant Concordia, peasant national culture
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of History
Supervisor: Ograjšek Gorenjak, Ida and Potkonjak, Sanja
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 12:33
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2018 12:36

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