Gen, corp, politics in comunism/ Gender, Body, and Politics during Communism

Codruta Cuceu


This paper represents a reading of communism from the perspective of corporality. The essay aims at discussing the excessive communization of the human body during communism. This communization brought about a vulgarization of corporality, its uniformization, and hyper-egalitarianism between genders. It also resulted in a mechanical treatment of the human body in order to place it at the disposal of the body politic. This work aims to demonstrate that one of the major mistakes of communist ideology, at least in its Romanian form, was the fact that it tried to control and to interfere with human needs such as nourishment and sexuality.


communism, corporality, gender policy, Romanian Communist Party, reproduction, sexuality

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