Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gender Relations in German History

Gender Relations in German History edited by Elizabeth Harvey and Lynn Abrams

Anthology, wide variety of specifics looked at by varied historians. Like most of this sort of thing shows a range of quality. On the whole collection didn't quite work for me, partly because of organization. There seemed too much uncovered ground by the end of the collection, too many articles focused around pre-national components and not enough evaluation of larger changes in female organization and work roles. It's hard to tell if I'm faulting the book for not delivering the focus on specifically the aspects I was interested in, but I think there was definitely room for tighter organization of the disparate articles.

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