"I Would Be Against That, If My Husband Says: 'You don't work.'" - Negotiating work and motherhood in post-state socialism

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author REITER, Herwig
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T10:18:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T10:18:31Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Sociological Problems, 2008, IL-II, 193-211 en
dc.identifier.issn 0324-1572
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/23522
dc.description.abstract For a country like Lithuania the collapse of the Soviet Union marked the beginning of the second great transformation of gender relations in the 20th century. While the first one at the beginning of the 1940s brought an end to the then predominating catholic-conservative model, the second one during the 1990s brought an end to the Soviet version of gender discrimination and its ideology of the dual role of women as worker-mothers. This paper confronts some of the institutional change in post-communist gender order and regime with an exemplary look into the actual negotiation of requirements and possibilities in the context of a concrete biographical situation. On the basis of a single case of a young Lithuanian woman after secondary education the paper illustrates the tensions and contradictions that young women growing up in postcommunist societies have to face in their establishment of a biographical perspective between employment, partnership, and motherhood. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title "I Would Be Against That, If My Husband Says: 'You don't work.'" - Negotiating work and motherhood in post-state socialism en
dc.type Article en


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record