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Women, state, and party in Eastern Europe / edited by Sharon L. Wolchik and Alfred G. Meyer.

Contributor(s): Wolchik, Sharon L | Meyer, Alfred G | Conference on Changes in the Status of Women in Eastern Europe (1981 : George Washington University).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Duke Press policy studies: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1985Description: xiv, 453 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0822306603 (alk. paper); 9780822306603 (alk. paper); 082230659X (pbk.); 9780822306597 (pbk.).Subject(s): Women -- Europe, Eastern -- Congresses | Women -- Political activity -- Europe, Eastern -- Congresses | Women and socialism -- Europe, Eastern -- Congresses | Feminism -- Europe, Eastern -- CongressesDDC classification: 305.4/0947 Other classification: 71.31 | 3,6
Contents:
Sharon L. Wolchik -- Feminism, socialism, and nationalism in Eastern Europe / Alfred G. Meyer -- The precommunist legacy, economic development, social transformation, and women's roles in Eastern Europe / Sharon L. Wolchik -- Sharon L. Wolchik --- Medical education for women in Austria : A study in the politics of the Czech women's movement in the 1890s / Karen Johnson Freeze -- Women in the first Czechoslovak Republic / Bruce M. Garver -- Ukrainian feminism in interwar Poland / Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak -- Peasant women of Croatia in the interwar years / Mary E. Reed -- Sharon L. Wolchik -- Women in Romanian politics : Elena Ceausescu, pronatalism, and the promotion of women / Mary Ellen Fischer -- From courtyard to cabinet : The political emergence of Albanian women / John Kolsti -- Women in local Communist politics in Romania and Poland / Daniel N. Nelson -- Women in the opposition in Poland and Czechoslovakia in the 1970s / Barbara W. Jancar -- Sharon L. Wolchik -- The socioeconomic conditions of women in Hungary / Rozsa Kulcsar -- Theory and reality : The status of employed women in Yugoslavia / Silva Meznaric -- Blue-collar working women and poverty in Hungary / Ivan Volgyes -- The rights of women : Ideology, policy, and social change in Yugoslavia / Susan L. Woodward -- Social services for women and childcare facilities in Eastern Europe / Bogdan Mieczkowski -- Demographic policy and sexual equality : Value conflicts and policy appraisal in Hungary and Romania / Robert J. McIntyre -- Passage to motherhood : Personal and social "Management" of reproduction in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s / Alena Heitlinger -- Alfred G. Meyer -- Women, work, and gender equality in Poland : Reality and its social perception / Renata Siemieuska -- The rites of women : Oral poetry, ideology, and the socialization of peasant women in contemporary Romania / Gail Kiligman -- The emancipation of women in fact and fiction : Changing roles in GDR society and literature / Dorothy Rosenberg.
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Revised and updated papers first presented at the Conference on Changes in the Status of Women in Eastern Europe held at George Washington University, December 4-6, 1981.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [362]-428) and index.

Introduction / Sharon L. Wolchik -- Part 1. Feminism, socialism, and nationalism in Eastern Europe / Alfred G. Meyer -- The precommunist legacy, economic development, social transformation, and women's roles in Eastern Europe / Sharon L. Wolchik -- Part 2. Introduction / Sharon L. Wolchik --- Medical education for women in Austria : A study in the politics of the Czech women's movement in the 1890s / Karen Johnson Freeze -- Women in the first Czechoslovak Republic / Bruce M. Garver -- Ukrainian feminism in interwar Poland / Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak -- Peasant women of Croatia in the interwar years / Mary E. Reed -- Part 3. Introduction / Sharon L. Wolchik -- Women in Romanian politics : Elena Ceausescu, pronatalism, and the promotion of women / Mary Ellen Fischer -- From courtyard to cabinet : The political emergence of Albanian women / John Kolsti -- Women in local Communist politics in Romania and Poland / Daniel N. Nelson -- Women in the opposition in Poland and Czechoslovakia in the 1970s / Barbara W. Jancar -- Part 4. Introduction / Sharon L. Wolchik -- The socioeconomic conditions of women in Hungary / Rozsa Kulcsar -- Theory and reality : The status of employed women in Yugoslavia / Silva Meznaric -- Blue-collar working women and poverty in Hungary / Ivan Volgyes -- The rights of women : Ideology, policy, and social change in Yugoslavia / Susan L. Woodward -- Social services for women and childcare facilities in Eastern Europe / Bogdan Mieczkowski -- Demographic policy and sexual equality : Value conflicts and policy appraisal in Hungary and Romania / Robert J. McIntyre -- Passage to motherhood : Personal and social "Management" of reproduction in Czechoslovakia in the 1980s / Alena Heitlinger -- Part 5. Introduction / Alfred G. Meyer -- Women, work, and gender equality in Poland : Reality and its social perception / Renata Siemieuska -- The rites of women : Oral poetry, ideology, and the socialization of peasant women in contemporary Romania / Gail Kiligman -- The emancipation of women in fact and fiction : Changing roles in GDR society and literature / Dorothy Rosenberg.

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A collection of interdisciplinary essays that provides important comparisons of patterns and forces of change, not only among the Eastern European states but also of models from the Western tradition. Richly diverse in topics, subjects, and data, the essays are coherently held together by consideration of common themes. Among these are the relationship between egalitarian ideology and pragmatic economic, political, and social needs; the connections between women's productive and reproductive roles; and questions of shifts in attitudes and images in the face of other dramatic changes in work, law, education, and politics. Though the depth of information and clarity of analysis in all the essays is impressive, several pieces stand out because of their topical focus or methodology. These are chapters on the development of a ``distinctive female-oppositionist style'' in Czechoslovakia and Poland in the 1970s; the existence of ``feminization of poverty'' in Hungary; the contrast between Hungarian and Romanian realizations of ``fertility policy''; and an analysis of literature in the GDR as a means of conveying and challenging stereotypes and models. Scholars concerned with the dynamics and extent of change in Eastern Europe will find this volume enlightening. The collection also should be read by those focusing on women's experience in the Western World as it confronts ``major issues that feminist theory has raised about the origins of feminist change, the gap between symbolic action and reality for women, and the limits of change under current political arrangements.'' Extensive notes and index, but no general bibliography. Upper-division undergraduates and above.-M.J. Slaughter, University of New Mexico

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