Focusing primarily on the expression of role, position and rights of women from literary, linguistic, and artistic perspectives, this collection of academic papers however covers a heterogeneous array of topics. The contributors deal with both past and contemporary societies, as well as socio-political structures at power in the analyzed contexts. What seems to stand out as being of crucial importance to literary and artistic responses to often institutionalized gender-based social injustice is the indisputable power of language and art, as stimuli of cultural and political changes, i.e. as empowerment tools and a powerful mechanism of resistance to masculinized (hi)stories. But mostly, this book discusses the persistence of gender roles and challenges the possibility of degendering literary texts, as well as speeches, leadership, etc. Therefore, while examining the perception and the stereotypes related to ‘gender roles’ and while investigating the changes regarding the role of women in society, Gender (In)Equality: Literary, Linguistic, and Artistic Responses to Gendered Dominance uncovers the gendered aspects of the society as well as it calls attention to the question to which extent the society is still shaped by gender.
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