Download e-book for kindle: After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the by Martin Diewald,Anne Goedicke

By Martin Diewald,Anne Goedicke

ISBN-10: 0804752087

ISBN-13: 9780804752084

the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989 used to be the start of 1 of the main fascinating typical experiments in contemporary historical past. The East German transition from a Communist kingdom to a part of the Federal Republic of Germany without notice created a brand new social order as previous associations have been abolished and new opposite numbers imported. This specified state of affairs presents a superb chance to check the imperative tenets of existence direction sociology.
The empirical chapters of this booklet draw a complete photo of lifestyles direction transformation, demonstrating how the combo of existence direction dynamics coupled with a rare velocity of method switch impact person lives. How a lot turbulence used to be created through the transition and what kind of balance used to be preserved? How did the skills and assets got earlier than 1989 impact the fortunes within the restructured financial system? How did the privatization and reorganization of companies impression participants? Did the transformation studies vary through age/cohort and gender? How solid have been social networks at paintings and within the family members? have been character features vital mediators of post-1989 luck or failure or have been they particularly replaced by way of them? How particular have been the East German lifestyles trajectories compared to Poland and West-Germany?

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