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

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Austrian and Habsburg Studies

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Austrian Women in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Cross-disciplinary Perspectives

Edited by David F. Good, Margarete Grandner and Mary Jo Maynes

250 pages, 3 tables, 3 graphs, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-065-6 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (October 1996)

ISBN  978-1-57181-045-8 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (October 1996)

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"... the text's greatest strength [is] having compiled essays in history, political sciences, and gender studies. The diversity of the contributions is truly impressive ... a selection of very fine and engaging essays ... [it] provides a wealth of historical information increasingly needed for cultural and literary inquiries ... allows the reader to select up-to-date scholarship..., to have statistics and historical summaries available for classroom use, and to obtain important references for an in-depth examination."  · Women in German

"... provides information about a group still on the margins of academic discourse to an English-speaking audience. In addition, valuable bibliographic information follows each essay."  · The German Quarterly


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.

David F. Good is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota.

Margarete Grandner teaches at the Institute for History, University of Vienna.

Mary Jo Maynes at the Department of History, University of Minnesota.

Subject: Gender Studies General History
Area: Central/Eastern Europe


List of Tables and Figures

Eve Nyaradi Dvorak


Chapter 1. The Gendered Politics of German Nationalism in Austria, 1880-1900
Pieter M. Judson

Chapter 2. The Limits of Female Desire: The Contributions of Austrian Feminists to the Sexual Debate in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna
Karin J. Jusek

Chapter 3. Female Education in German-Speaking Austria, Germany and Switzerland, 1866-1914
James C. Albisetti

Chapter 4. Women in Austrian Politics, 1890-1934: Goals and Visions
Birgitta Bada-Zaar

Chapter 5. Women in the Austrian Parliament: Opportunities and Barriers
Gerda Neyer


Chapter 6. The Gendering of the Service Sector in Austria at the End of the Nineteenth Century
Erna Appelt

Chapter 7. Women and their Work in the Labor Market and in the Household
Gudrun Biffl

Chapter 8. Femininity and Professionalism: A Psychoanalytic Study of Ambition in Female Academics and Managers in Austria
Gertraud Diem-Wille


Chapter 9. The Discourse on Female Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Austria
Marie-Luise Angerer

Chapter 10. Representations of the Beginning: Shaping Gender Identities in Written Life Stories of Women and Men
Monika Bernold

Chapter 11. War and Gender Identity: The Experience of Austrian Women, 1945-1950
Irene Bandhauer-Schöffmann and Ela Hornung

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