Doctor of Historical Sciences Institute of Africa, Russian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: oriental studies, African studies, gender studies, feminization of migration processes, social emancipation, adaptation, mixed marriages
In recent decades, there has been a noticeable increase in academic interest in gender issues with its essentially eternal question: what element does a woman contribute to society? It is an issue related both to the contemporary debate on women's rights, which is closely linked to the entire spectrum of social problems, agreements and confrontations of our era, and to the definition of the place and influence of women in regional and world history. Both sides of this question are so significant that without solving them for themselves-even hypothetically - a serious researcher cannot hope for a realistic reconstruction of the world picture.
The need for a comprehensive inter-regional study of this issue in the vast expanses of the Afro-Asian region of the planet marked a new round of creative cooperation between such Russian academic institutions of science as the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Africa of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Gender issues as an independent scientific field in Russian African studies have existed for a quarter of a century. The specialists of the Institute of Africa of the Russian Academy of Sciences who collaborate in the Group of Gender Studies with their research (over the years of the group's existence, more than 100 works have been published - scientific monographs, collections of articles, reports, publications in scientific and popular scientific periodicals, etc.) have once again proved that we are witnessing a new direction in the humanities: gender-oriented African studies - a complex scientific direction that absorbs the experience of many scientific disciplines.
Orientalist researchers, as shown by joint scientific events held in the last two years, ... Read more