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The Praxis Journal and Women Intellectuals

Una Blagojević (Central European Univeresity, Budapest/Vienna)

Contradictions: A Journal for Critical Thought IV, no. 2 (2020): 47–69

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Keywords: Praxis journal, Yugoslavia, women’s emancipation, Marxist humanism

This paper looks at the women in and around the Yugoslav philosophical journal Praxis (1964–1974), some of whom would later become leading feminist activists in Yugoslavia during the late 1970s and 1980s. These women, while being students of philosophy, mediated knowledge from abroad by reviewing and commenting on new publications from the West. Since translations of these books were not yet available in Yugoslavia, the role these women played as reviewers can be highlighted as important to how Praxis and the journal’s associated summer school became international platforms for the exchange of ideas between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s. In presenting the role of women in the journal Praxis, this paper engages with an issue concerning the presence of female intellectual authors as producers of knowledge. Thus, it points out further possible areas of research in gender history and the history of the Left.

doi: 10.46957/con.2020.2.3

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