Pink, purple, green : women's, religious, environmental, and gay/lesbian movements in Central Europe today /
edited by Helena Flam.
Boulder, Colo. : East European Monographs ; Chichester : Wiley, 2001.
vii, 173 p.
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Boulder, Colo. : East European Monographs ; Chichester : Wiley, 2001.
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The social activism that has been so important in the West since the 1960s is also changing the face of Central Europe today. This book examines four major social movements -- women's, religious, environmental, and gay/lesbian -- that have recently surfaced in the region. The first section focuses on the women's movements in eastern Germany, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, showing that political engagement takes a variety of different, not necessarily integrated forms. Religious movements are then examined in Poland and eastern Germany -- major features of which include a massive exodus from Protestantism and religious demobilization. The third part discusses the increasing institutionalization and political clout of environmental movements in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland. An unprecedented final section examines various aspects of the gay/lesbian movements in eastern Germany, Poland, and Hungary, including their struggle to gain public acceptance and make legal and institutional headway.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. v
Notes on Contributorsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Women's Movements
Preference for Informal Democracy--the East(ern) German casep. 23
In the Shadow of Amicable Gender Relations? The Czech Republicp. 33
Continuity in Change: Hungarian Women's Organizationsp. 47
Religious Movements
Features of New Religious Movements in Eastern Germanyp. 57
Religious Revival in Poland. New Religious Movements and the Roman Catholic Churchp. 66
Environmental Movements
The New Subversives-Czech Environmentalists after 1989p. 81
Grassroots and Global Visions in Slovakia after Socialismp. 95
Green Future-in Hungary?p. 104
The Ecological Movements as the Element of the Civil Societyp. 112
Institutionalization instead of Mobilization-The Environmental Movement in Eastern Germanyp. 120
Gay Movements
Cherries Blossoming in East(ern) Germany?p. 135
Self-Articulation of the Gay and Lesbian Movement in Hungary after 1989p. 150
A Child of a Young Democracy: The Polish Gay Movement, 1989-1999p. 161
An Uncomfortable Conclusionp. 169
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