Majda Hrženjak, PhD
Neoliberalism sees economic growth and technological innovations as the only means of social progress. It overlooks that in last century important social innovations were inspired by civil society movements for equality like feminism, antiracism, fight for human rights, movements for the rights of gays and lesbians and people with disabilities.
– Majda Hrženjak on the progressiveness of equality
Majda Hrženjak, PhD, sociologist is acting as a researcher and a project leader at the Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Slovenia. Her research topics are social politics with a focus on the concept of care in relation to intersectional inequalities, citizenship, migration and feminist ethic of care, and gender studies, including critical studies of men and masculinities. She is a member of many international research and activist projects in the area of youth, violence, labour market and politics of equality. Her bibliography includes monographs Symbolic: Selected Chapters from French Structuralism (2001; Making Her Up: Women’s Magazines in Slovenia (ed.) (2002); Invisible work (2007); Politics of Care (ed.) (2011); Changing Fatherhood: Men between Work and Parenthood (ed.) (2016); Dimensions of Care Work (2018) as well as many book chapters and scientific articles in national and international journals. In 2016, she was a guest co-editor of the thematic issue Paid Domestic Work in Postsocialist Contexts of the Russian Review of Social Research and in 2017 she was a guest editor of the thematic issue First Gender: Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities of the Journal for the Critique of Science, Imagination, and New Anthropology.
- Hrženjak, Majda, Jalušuč, Vlasta. Vrata niso baš odprta: (treba da jih gurneš pa da se otvaraju): perspektive v reševanju kompleksnih neenakosti. Ljubljana: Mirovni inštitut, 2011.
- Hrženjak, Majda (ur.). Politics of care, (Book series Politike symposion). 1st ed. Ljubjana: Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, 2011.
- Hrženjak, M. (2007) Nevidno delo. Ljubljana: Politike.
- Hrženjak, M. (ur.) (2002) Njena (re)kreacija. Ljubljana: Mediawatch.
- Hrženjak, M. (2002) Simbolno: izbrana poglavja iz francoskega strukturalizma. Ljubljana: Študentska založba.
- Hrženjak, M., Pajnik, M. In the grips of work/family imbalance: local and migrant domestic workers in Slovenia. V: Kontos, M., Tibe Bonifacio, G. (eds.). Migrant domestic workers and family life : international perspectives, (Migration, minorities and citizenship). Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015, pp. 211-230.
- Hrženjak, M. Slovenian domestic workers in Italy: a borderlands care chain over time. V: Hoerder, D., Nederveen Meerkerk, E., Neunsinger, S. (eds.). Towards a global history of domestic and caregiving workers, (Studies in global social history, Studies in global migration history). Leiden; Boston: Brill. 2015, 18/6: 120-136.
- Humer, Ž., Hrženjak, M. When the state steps in: an experiment of subsidised hiring of domestic workers in Slovenia. V: Triandafyllidou, A., Marchetti, S. (eds.). Employers, agencies and immigration: paying for care, (Research in migration and ethnic relations series). Burlington: Ashgate. 2014, 69-185.
Original scientific articles
- Hrženjak, M. Precarious situations of care workers in home-based elder care in Slovenia. New solutions: a journal of environmental and occupational health policy, 2018, 27/4: 483-500, doi: 10.1177/1048291117740682.
- Hrženjak, M. A qualitative study of labour market precarisation and involved fatherhood in Slovenia. Revija za sociologiju, 2017, 47/2: 207-232, doi: 10.5613/rzs.47.2.4.
- Hrženjak, M. Ekonomska neenakost žensk z vidika spolnega pokojninskega razkoraka. Delavci in delodajalci: revija za delovno pravo in pravo socialne varnosti, 2016, 16/4: 609-626.
- Scambor, E., Hrženjak, M., Bergmann, N., Holter, Ø. G. Men’s share of care for children and professional care. Studia Humanistyczne, 2015, 14/2: 53-71, doi: 10.7494/human.2015.14.2.53-72.
- Hrženjak, M. Negotiating masculinity in informal paid care work. Revue internationale de sociologie, 2013, 23/2: 346-362.
- Hrženjak, M. Hierarchization and segmentation of informal care markets in Slovenia. Social politics, 2012, 19/1: 38-57.
- Gärtner Marc, Hearn, Jeff and Hrženjak, Majda: Discussion Paper: Study on the Role of Men in Gender Equality: »How Can Men Do Gender Equal Work?« VC/2010/0592. Report to the European Commission, 2011.
- Prvi spol: Kritične študije moških in moškosti. Časopis za kritiko znanosti, domišljijo in novo antropologijo. 2017, XLV/267. Ljubljana: Študentska organizacija Univerze v Ljubljani.
- Paid Domestic Work in Postsocialist Context. Laboratorium : Russian review of social research. 2016/3, Saint Petersburg: Centre for Independent Social Research.
Whole bibliography (Cobiss)
Project MESP is researching participation of men in heterogeneous geographies of care; it widens and politicizes the concept of care and contributes to the developing alternative perspectives of welfare.
- Equality and human rights in times of global governance
- Men in Care. Workplace support for caring masculinities (MiC)
- Boys in Care – Strengthening boys to pursue care occupations (BiC)
- Masculinities, equality, care practices – MESP
- Gender differentiation in media industry
- Care Work Between Individualization, Globalization and Socialization
- Promote Equal Pay to Diminish Pension Gap, Poverty and Social Exclusion
- Digital Citizenship (DIG-CIT)
- Prospects for Desegmentation of Labour market
- Study on the Role of Men in Gender Equality
- SIAPREM – Support for Intersectional Approach in Antidiscrimination Programs for Roma, Migrants and Elderly
- Changing Social Organization of Care and its Implications for Social Politics
- IGIV-Implementation Guidelines for Intersectional Violence Preventive Work
- STAMINA – Formation of Non-Violent Behaviour in School and Leisure Time Among Young Adults from Violent Families
- Informal Reproductive Work: Trends in Slovenia and EU
- Policies and Practice of (Non)Inclusion of Roma in Urban Areas
- PeerThink – Promotion of Intersectional Approach in Education Against Peer Violence
- Roma People in Ljubljana: Diversity of Perspectives
- FOCUS – Fostering Caring Masculinities
- Domestic Service and Social Economy in the Eastern European Region (International workshop)
- National Focal Point of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
- Development Partnership SIPA – System of Domestic Help (EQUAL)
- How Gender Meets Reality?
- Gender Meets Reality: Exchange of Experiences, Methods and Strategies for Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Trainings in Different Policy Fields
- Economy of Culture
- MAGEEQ: Policy Frames and Implementation Problems: the Case of Gender Mainstreaming
- Cultural Education Through Children’s Literature
- The Profiles of Women’s Magazines
The book 'Dimensions of Care Work' reflects on the concept of care, its social conditions and consequences in an integral and complex manner.
- Dimensions of Care Work
- Transformations of Fatherhood: Men between Parenthood and Work
- Politics of Care
- The Door is not Completely Open (They Need to be Pushed in Order to Open)
- Invisible Work
- Culture Ltd. Material Conditions of Cultural Production
- Cultural Education
- Making Her Up. Women’s Magazines in Slovenia
- Changes in the Role of NGOs