Review: Ingrid Miethe, Claudia Kajatin & Jana Pohl (Eds.) (2004). Geschlechterkonstruktionen in Ost und West. Biografische Perspektiven [Gender Constructions in East and West. Biographical Perspectives]

  • Nicola Döring TU Ilmenau
Keywords: gender, biography, societal transformation, East Germany, West Germany, feminism, women's movement, biographical method, narrative

Abstract

This reader contains analyses of gender constructions in East and West Germany from biographical perspectives. It is based on narrative interviews with women and men living in the former East and West. By means of case reconstructions and case comparisons the authors reveal how individuals deal actively with specific societal gender roles. Historical differences between women's movement and feminism in East Germany versus West Germany are knowledgeably described. The book offers a very complex and multilayered theoretical and empirical construction of gender in its diverse dimensions, but men's biographies and men's studies remain marginalized. Men's movements as well as the gay rights movement are blind spots. The gendering of work and the context of European unification are emphasized. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0602353

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Author Biography

Nicola Döring, TU Ilmenau
Nicola DöRING, Dr. phil. habil., Dipl.-Psych., arbeitet als Professorin für Medienkonzeption und Medienpsychologie an der TU Ilmenau. Zu ihren Forschungsschwerpunkten gehören die sozialen und psychologischen Aspekte der Online- und Mobilkommunikation, Genderfragen, Lernen und Lehren mit neuen Medien sowie Evaluationsforschung. Nicola DöRING hat in FQS bereits besprochen: in einer Sammelrezension "Soziale Netzwerke und Internet-Spielewelten" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-01/3-01review-doering-d.htm) und "Soziale Identifikation mit virtuellen Gemeinschaften" (http://qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-01/3-01review-doering-d.htm), als Rezensionen "Technogene Nähe. Ethnographische Studien zur Mediennutzung im Alltag" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-02/2-02review-doering-d.htm), "Geschlechterforschung und qualitative Methoden" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-01/3-01review-doering2-d.htm) und "Online-Mediation. Neue Medien in der Konfliktvermittlung – mit Beispielen aus Politik und Wirtschaft" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/1-04/1-04review-doering-d.htm)
Published
2006-03-31