The Resource Gender politics and everyday life in state socialist Eastern and Central Europe, edited by Shana Penn and Jill Massino

Gender politics and everyday life in state socialist Eastern and Central Europe, edited by Shana Penn and Jill Massino

Label
Gender politics and everyday life in state socialist Eastern and Central Europe
Title
Gender politics and everyday life in state socialist Eastern and Central Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by Shana Penn and Jill Massino
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Did socialism liberate women? Twenty years after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, this collection of essays from European and North American scholars examines socialist policies and women's everyday lives to demonstrate that this question cannot be answered with an emphatic "no," but has multiple answers, that requires attending to many voices and stories. Focusing on a range of issues - such as worker identity, marital and family relations, consumer culture, leisure, sexuality, reproduction, activism, and resistance - Gender Politics and Everyday Life reveals that women experienced socialism in diverse, ambiguous, and in some cases empowering ways. These nuanced and multidisciplinary investigations provide new depth to the study of state policy, gender relations, and women's and men's lives, illustrating that there is no simple, coherent narrative of life under state socialism, but rather multiple, competing, and often contradictory ones
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
320.53/10820947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX546
LC item number
.G46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Gender politics and everyday life in state socialist Eastern and Central Europe, edited by Shana Penn and Jill Massino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gender Politics and Everyday Life in State Socialist Eastern and Central Europe / Jill Massino and Shana Penn -- Workers under Construction: Gender, Identity, and Women's Experiences of Work in State Socialist Romania / Jill Massino -- "My Work, My Family, and My car": Women's Memories of Work, Consumerism, and Leisure in Socialist Hungary / Eszter Zsofia "Where Do You Think I Learned How to Style My Own Hair?" Gender and Everyday Lives of Women Activists in Poland's League of Women / Basia Nowak -- Translating Equality between Women and Men across Cold War Divides: Women Activists from Hungary and Romania and the Creation of International Women's Year / Raluca Maria Popa -- "The Most Natural Function of Women": Ambiguous Party Policies and Female Experiences in Socialist Bulgaria / Ulf Brunnbauer -- Sex, Divorce, and Women's Waged Work: Private Lives and State Policy in the Early German Democratic Republic / Donna Harsch -- Women's Status and Wife-beating: Ideology and Practice under State Socialism in Poland, Romania, and Hungary / Isabel Marcus -- How the Church Became the State: The Catholic Regime and Reproductive Rights and Policies in State Socialist Poland / Joanna Z. Mishtal -- Designing for the Socialist Family: The Evolution of Housing Types in Early Socialist Czechoslovakia / Kimberly Elman Zarecor -- "Are You a Modern Girl?": Consumer Culture and Young Women in 1960s Poland / Malgorzata Fidelis -- "When We Were Walking Down the Road and Singing": Rural Women's Memories of Socialism in Serbia / Ana Hofman -- Writing Themselves into History: Two Feminists Recall Their Political Development in the People's Republic of Poland / Shana Penn
Control code
ocn663881296
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349377510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.1057/9780230101579
  • 9786612742361
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
399718
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25127950
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)663881296
  • pebco0230101577

Library Locations

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