Austrian Women in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Overview

This volume, the first of its kind in English, brings together scholars from different disciplines who address the history of women in Austria, as well as their place in contemporary Austrian society, from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, thus shedding new light on contemporary Austria and in the context of its rich and complicated history.
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Overview

This volume, the first of its kind in English, brings together scholars from different disciplines who address the history of women in Austria, as well as their place in contemporary Austrian society, from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, thus shedding new light on contemporary Austria and in the context of its rich and complicated history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571810458
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Series: Austrian Studies Series
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Justin Goldstein is Emeritus Professor of political science at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, and Research Associate at the Center for Russian & Eastern European Studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He has written and edited numerous books on modern American and European history, including Political Repression in Nineteenth-Century Europe (1983), Political Censorship of the Arts & the Press in Nineteenth-Century Europe (1989) and (ed.) The War for the Public Mind: Political Censorship in Nineteenth-Century Europe (2000).

List of Contributors:

Norbert Bachleitner, John A. Davis, David T. Gies, Robert Justin Goldstein, Gary D. Stark & Anthony Swift

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Introduction
1 The Gendered Politics of German Nationalism in Austria, 1880-1900 1
2 The Limits of Female Desire: The Contributions of Austrian Feminists to the Sexual Debate in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna 19
3 Female Education in German-Speaking Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, 1866-1914 39
4 Women in Austrian Politics, 1890-1934: Goals and Visions 59
5 Women in the Austrian Parliament: Opportunities and Barriers 91
6 The Gendering of the Service Sector in Austria at the End of the Nineteenth Century 115
7 Women and their Work in the Labor Market and in the Household 133
8 Femininity and Professionalism: A Psychoanalytic Study of Ambition in Female Academics and Managers in Austria 157
9 The Discourse on Female Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Austria 179
10 Representations of the Beginning: Shaping Gender Identities in Written Life Stories of Women and Men 197
11 War and Gender Identity: The Experience of Austrian Women, 1945-1950 213
The Contributors 235
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