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Women in twentieth-century Europe / Ann Taylor Allen.

By: Allen, Ann Taylor, 1944-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Gender and history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm)): Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008Description: ix, 208 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781403941923 (hbk.); 1403941920 (hbk.); 1403941939 (pbk.); 9781403941930 (pbk.).Subject(s): Women -- Europe -- History -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Women in twentieth-century Europe.DDC classification: 305.40940904 LOC classification: HQ1587 | .A46 2008
Contents:
Introduction : the best of times, the worst of times -- Women and the First World War, 1914-1918 -- Women as citizens in the inter-war democracies -- Women in the authoritarian and totalitarian states of the inter-war years -- Women in the Second World War -- The best of both worlds? : women in Western Europe in the post-war era, 1945-1970 -- Too emancipated? : women in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1945-1989 -- The personal and the political : women's liberation in Western Europe, 1968-1990 -- Democracy without women : the post-Communist transition, 1989-present -- From equal rights to gender mainstreaming : women in the European Union, 1980-present -- Conclusion : emancipation as myth and reality.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-199) and index.

Introduction : the best of times, the worst of times -- Women and the First World War, 1914-1918 -- Women as citizens in the inter-war democracies -- Women in the authoritarian and totalitarian states of the inter-war years -- Women in the Second World War -- The best of both worlds? : women in Western Europe in the post-war era, 1945-1970 -- Too emancipated? : women in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1945-1989 -- The personal and the political : women's liberation in Western Europe, 1968-1990 -- Democracy without women : the post-Communist transition, 1989-present -- From equal rights to gender mainstreaming : women in the European Union, 1980-present -- Conclusion : emancipation as myth and reality.

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CHOICE Review

Allen (Univ. of Louisville) provides a thorough survey of women's history in 20th-century Europe in a concise format, a feat that merits admiration. She strives to introduce a "rich and complex history" and provoke "further research and study," and succeeds on both counts. The study's best features are its integration of quotations from primary source documents and its attempt at thorough coverage of a vast array of topics, ranging from politics and society to literature and daily life. The longest sections of the book deal with women under totalitarian regimes during the interwar period and women in postcommunist nations, which will make the book a valuable asset for those wishing to integrate women's history into a more traditional political history framework. The book does not, however, include a time line for student use, and its suggestions for further reading repeat titles already cited in the notes, making those aspects of the book less helpful for a general undergraduate audience. A useful, concise history for courses on European women's history or more general courses on Europe in the 20th century. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. J. S. Duncan Montana State University--Billings

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ANN T. ALLEN is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Louisville, USA. She is a distinguished scholar and experienced teacher and has published widely on women's history, German history and European history.

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