Women, State, and Party in Eastern Europe (Duke Press Policy Studies)

Women, State, and Party in Eastern Europe (Duke Press Policy Studies)

By: Sharon L. Wolchik (editor), Alfred G. Meyer (editor)Hardback

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These essays, by American, Canadian, and East European scholars, provide a comprehensive look at the status of women in Eastern Europe, with particular emphasis on the postwar situation.


Tables and Figures vii Acknowledgments xi Foreword xiii Introduction / Sharon L. Wolchik 1 I. Conditioning Factors 1. Feminism, Socialism, and Nationalism in Eastern Europe / Alfred G. Meyer 13 2. The Precommunist Legacy, Economic Development, Social Transformation, and Women's Roles in Eastern Europe / Sharon L. Wolchik 31 II. Women in the Precommunist Period Introduction / Sharon L. Wolchik 47 3. Medical Education for Women in Austria: A Study in the Politics of the Czech Women's Movement in the 1890s / Karen Johnson Freeze 51 4. Women in the First Czechoslovak Republic / Bruce M. Garver 64 5. Ukrainian Feminism in Interwar Poland / Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak 82 6. Peasant Women of Croatia in the Interwar Years / Mary E. Reed 98 III. Women and Politics Introduction / Sharon L. Wolchik 115 7. Women in Romanian Politics: Elena Ceausescu, Pronatalism, and the Promotion of Women / Mary Ellen Fischer 121 8. From Courtyard to Cabinet: The Political Emergence of Albanian Women / John Kolsti 138 9. Women in Local Communist Politics in Romania and Poland / Daniel N. Nelson 152 10. Women in the Opposition in Poland and Czechoslovakia / Barbara W. Jancar 168 IV. Women and Work: Production and Reproduction Introduction / Sharon L. Wolchik 189 11. The Socioeconomic Conditions of Women in Hungary / Rozsa Kulcsar 195 12. Theory and Reality: The Status of Employed Women in Yugoslavia / Silva Meznaric 214 13. Blue-Collar Working Women and Poverty in Hungary / Ivan Volgyes 221 14. The Rights of Women: Ideology, Policy, and Social Change in Yugoslavia / Susan L. Woodward 234 15. Social Services for Women and Childcare Facilities in Eastern Europe / Bodgan Bieczkowski 257 16. Demographic Policy and Sexual Equality: Value Conflicts and Policy Appraisal in Hungary and Romania / Robert J. McIntyre 270 17. Passage to Motherhood: Personal and Social "Management" of Reproduction in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s / Alena Heitlinger 286 V. Women's Voices Introduction / Alfred G. Meyer 303 18. Women, Work, and Gender Equality in Poland: Reality and Its Social Perception / Renata Siemienska 305 19. The Rites of Women: Oral Poetry, Ideology, and the Socialization of Peasant Women in Contemporary Romania / Gail Kligman 323 20. The Emancipation of Women in Fact and Fiction: Changing Roles in GDR Society and Literature / Dorothy Rosenberg 344 Notes 362 Editors and Contributors 429 Index 434

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  • ISBN13: 9780822306603
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 469
  • ID: 9780822306603
  • ISBN10: 0822306603

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