Although “entanglement” has become a keyword in recent German history scholarship, entangled studies of the postwar era have largely limited their scope to politics and economics across the two Germanys while giving short shrift to social and cultural phenomena like gender. At the same time, historians of gender in Germany have tended to treat East and West Germany in isolation, with little attention paid to intersections and interrelationships between the two countries. This groundbreaking collection synthesizes the perspectives of entangled history and gender studies, bringing together established as well as upcoming scholars to investigate the ways in which East and West German gender relations were culturally, socially, and politically intertwined.
Acerca de Karen Hagemann
Karen Hagemann is the James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on Modern German and European history and gender history. Her most recent publications include Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989 (ed. with Sonya Michel, 2014).
Acerca de Donna Harsch
Donna Harsch is Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on the political and social historian of twentieth-century Germany. Her most recent publications include Revenge of the Domestic: Women, the Family, and Communism in the German Democratic Republic (2007).
Acerca de Friederike Brühöfener
Friederike Brühöfener is Assistant Professor in the History Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is currently working on a comparative study on the development of military masculinities in East and West Germany.