Presentation of Iryna Ihnatenko’s book “A Woman’s Body in the Traditional Culture of Ukrainians” was organized by Quadrivium on January 13, 2015.

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Presentation of Iryna Ihnatenko’s book “A Woman’s Body in the Traditional Culture of Ukrainians” was organized by Quadrivium in January 13, 2015 in Chernivtsi.

Presentation of Iryna Ihnatenko’s book “A Woman’s Body in the Traditional Culture of Ukrainians” was organized by Quadrivium in January 13, 2015 in Chernivtsi. The research presentation attracted a great attention and motivated visitors of the event to dispel stereotypes and to reconsider some pages of Ukrainian history regarding the role, place and outlook of the Ukrainian woman in the late XIX – early XX century.
What did a peasant woman know about her body, its structure and functions in the mid XIX – early XX century? How was her sexuality developing and revealing? Could she choose her spouse herself? How do the double moral standards and norms concerning a woman’s behavior reveal patriarchal Ukrainian culture?W.T 1.php
During the presentation of Iryna Ihnatenko’s book “A Woman’s Body in the Traditional Culture of Ukrainians” the audience got the answers to these questions and understood what had been changed in the private life of Ukrainian woman during the last hundred years.
“Quadrivium” will continue to present interesting researchers which popularize Ukrainian humanitarian knowledge.

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