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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27216
Title:
Young Women in Right-Wing Groups and Organisations in East Germany
Authors:
Weiss, Karin
Abstract:
"Reinventing Gender" focuses on the consequences of post-communist transformation for women in eastern Germany and evaluates their responses. In the GDR era, women were required to take on employment while the state provided child care and financial incentives for mothers. Since the duty to work applied to men as well as women, women did not perceive their situation as disadvantaged or gender as a barrier to their socio-economic participation. Gender was not linked with inequality and there was no feminist discourse, although the hidden reality was that women's issues lagged behind those of men. In the post-communist era gender emerged as a new divide. While the politicians had expected that eastern German women would focus on their families, they confounded policy-makers by refusing to regard homemaking as an acceptable lifestyle. However, since unification women have had fewer employment opportunities and lower job security. Gender has been reinvented in two ways: a sense of injustice among women and their bid for labour market inclusion, and the experience of unfamiliar barriers to employment on the grounds of gender. In recasting their biographies by postponing marriage and childbirth and developing new strategies of risk management to retain their place in the newly competitive labour market, women are trying to avoid the pitfalls of gender and take advantage of the opportunities in the post-communist setting.
Citation:
In: Kolinksy, Eva and Nickel, H.M. (Eds.), Reinventing Gender: Women in Eastern Germany Since Unification, 250-275
Publisher:
Abingdon: Routledge (a Taylor & Francis imprint)
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27216
Additional Links:
http://www.routledge.com/books/Reinventing-Gender-isbn9780714683119
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
0714653772; 978-0714653778
Appears in Collections:
German History Group; History

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Karin-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T20:23:37Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T20:23:37Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationIn: Kolinksy, Eva and Nickel, H.M. (Eds.), Reinventing Gender: Women in Eastern Germany Since Unification, 250-275en
dc.identifier.isbn0714653772-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0714653778-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27216-
dc.description.abstract"Reinventing Gender" focuses on the consequences of post-communist transformation for women in eastern Germany and evaluates their responses. In the GDR era, women were required to take on employment while the state provided child care and financial incentives for mothers. Since the duty to work applied to men as well as women, women did not perceive their situation as disadvantaged or gender as a barrier to their socio-economic participation. Gender was not linked with inequality and there was no feminist discourse, although the hidden reality was that women's issues lagged behind those of men. In the post-communist era gender emerged as a new divide. While the politicians had expected that eastern German women would focus on their families, they confounded policy-makers by refusing to regard homemaking as an acceptable lifestyle. However, since unification women have had fewer employment opportunities and lower job security. Gender has been reinvented in two ways: a sense of injustice among women and their bid for labour market inclusion, and the experience of unfamiliar barriers to employment on the grounds of gender. In recasting their biographies by postponing marriage and childbirth and developing new strategies of risk management to retain their place in the newly competitive labour market, women are trying to avoid the pitfalls of gender and take advantage of the opportunities in the post-communist setting.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAbingdon: Routledge (a Taylor & Francis imprint)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/books/Reinventing-Gender-isbn9780714683119en
dc.subjectGerman historyen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectGerman reunificationen
dc.subjectSocial historyen
dc.subjectEastern Germanyen
dc.subjectWomen in societyen
dc.subjectPolitical historyen
dc.subjectPolitical organisationsen
dc.subjectRight wing politicsen
dc.subjectYoung womenen
dc.subjectFeminismen
dc.subject21st centuryen
dc.titleYoung Women in Right-Wing Groups and Organisations in East Germanyen
dc.typeBook chapteren
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