Reinventing Gender

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Overview

Since the unification of the DDR and the GDR, women living in the former East Germany have lost many of the advantages that came with a planned economy. This collection of essays examines the reinvented meaning of gender and the experience of East German women since unification.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714653778
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction: Reinventing Gender after the GDR 1
Ch. 1 The Future of Female Employment: A Gendered Gap in Political Discourse 31
Ch. 2 Employment Opportunities and Labour Market Exclusion: Towards a New Pattern of Gender Stratification? 53
Ch. 3 Gender and Education in East Germany after Unification 78
Ch. 4 Gender and the Limits of Equality in East Germany 100
Ch. 5 Women and Poverty in the German Welfare State 131
Ch. 6 Single Mothers in East Germany 151
Ch. 7 Female Unemployment in the East: Or, How to Stay in the Labour Market 172
Ch. 8 Beyond Typical Life-Plans: Young Women's Themes of Life in East and West Germany 190
Ch. 9 Family and Family Orientation in East Germany 209
Ch. 10 Women in Politics in Post-Communist East Germany 231
Ch. 11 Young Women in Right-Wing Groups and Organisations in East Germany 250
Index 277
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