Women in Contemporary Germany: Life, Work and Politics

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Second revised edition

- Thoroughly updated and includes a new chapter on the implications of the events in 1989 for women in both East and West Germany.

Having emerged in 1945 from the shackles of Nazi ideology, German women have played a major part in postwar economic and social reconstruction. The author examines issues such as women's position in the labour market since 1945; their vocational and professional training; their changing role ...

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Overview

Second revised edition

- Thoroughly updated and includes a new chapter on the implications of the events in 1989 for women in both East and West Germany.

Having emerged in 1945 from the shackles of Nazi ideology, German women have played a major part in postwar economic and social reconstruction. The author examines issues such as women's position in the labour market since 1945; their vocational and professional training; their changing role within the family and at work; and the effects of European rulings on equal opportunities.

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"... using her wide knowledge and personal experience of the Federal Republic to great effect Professor Kolinsky [sets] women's issues in the context of a particular social and political tradition." --Times Higher Education Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780854968183
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/3/1993
  • Series: German Studies Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Eva Kolinsky is a Professor of Modern German Studies,and Director of the Centre for the Study of German Culture and Society at Keele University.

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Table of Contents

Tables, Figures and Appendices
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Between Chores and Dreams: Social Situation and Personal Expectations of Women in the Immediate Post-War Years 7
2 Equal Rights for Women: A Profile of Legislative Change 41
3 Family Life and Lifestyles 75
4 Women in Education: Schools, Vocational Training and Universities 100
5 Women in Employment: Structural Changes and Personal Opportunities 151
6 Women and Politics in West Germany 192
7 Women in the New Germany 259
Conclusion 295
Appendices 309
Index 333
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