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First published: January 1, 2024 - Last updated: January 1, 2024


Authors: Barbara Klich-Kluczewska - Translator: Soren Gauger

Title: Family, Taboo and Communism in Poland, 1956-1989

Subtitle: -

Place: Berlin

Publisher: Peter Lang

Year: 2021

Pages: 264pp.

Series: Polish Studies. Transdisciplinary Perspectives 36

ISBN-13: 9783631838075 (hc.) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9783631845967 (PDF) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9783631845974 (EPUB) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9783631845981 (MOBI) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Polish History | Types: Sexual Assault


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Author: Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Instytut Historii (Institute of History), Uniwersytet Jagielloński (Jagiellonian University) -, ORCID, ResearchGate

  Introduction (p. 11)
    The Family in Postwar Central- Eastern Europe in Historiography: Sketching out the Picture (p. 12)
    Research Goals (p. 18)
    The Construction of the Work (p. 23)
    Sources (p. 24)
    Acknowledgments (p. 28)
  Chapter 1 Taboo as a Research Category in the Historian's Toolkit (p. 31)
    1.1. Taboo: Semantic Journeys (p. 32)
    1.2. Taboo, or: Organizing through Avoidance (p. 35)
    1.3. The Morphology of Taboo (p. 37)
  Chapter 2 Introduction to Sociological Discourse on the Family (p. 39)
    2.1. The Discourse Framework (p. 42)
    2.2. Polish Family Sociologists after the Second World War (p. 43)
    2.3. The Glorification of the Family and the Paradigm of the Crisis (p. 50)
    2.4. The Theory of the Great Change (p. 53)
    2.5. The City Vs.the Country (p. 56)
    2.6. Narrative Strategies (p. 60)
  Chapter 3 "Unmarried Girl with Child:" Beyond a Hybrid System of Social Aid (p. 65)
    Introduction: We Begin Just the Two of Us (p. 65)
    3.1. "Pregnant, Single, and Far from Home:" Crisis and Coming out of the Shadows (p. 68)
      3.1.1. The Framework of Social Politics (p. 74)
    3.2. Single Motherhood and Young Mothers: Language and Numbers (p. 77)
      3.2.1. Families of Unwed Mothers in Statistics (p. 81)
    3.3. The Great Breakthrough That Never Happened: The Situation after the Second World War (p. 85)
    3.4. Exclusion through Omission and Avoidance (1956-1989) (p. 91)
      3.4.1. Unmodern (p. 91)
      3.4.2. "Citizenization:" Symptoms of Change (p. 96)
      3.4.3. The Stamp of Immorality and Coping Strategies (p. 99)
  Chapter 4 Divorce: On the Criminalization Process and the Power of Popular Culture to Disarm Taboo (p. 107)
    Introduction: Minutes (p. 107)
    4.1. Divorce as a Legal Ritual (p. 112)
      4.1.1. Divorce in Modern Europe (p. 113)
      4.1.2. A Unified Polish Marriage Law, 1945 (p. 117)
      4.1.3. The Legacy of Interwar Poland: Divorce? What's That? (p. 119)
      4.1.4. The Reform of Divorce Law in Communist Poland (p. 123)
    4.2. Divorce in Numbers (p. 125)
    4.3. Rituals of "Criminalization" (p. 128)
      4.3.1. "This Question was a Kind of Trick" (p. 128)
      .4.3.2 "One of my colleagues got divorced, now he drinks" (p. 132)
    4.4. Public Psychotherapy: On the Humanization of Divorce (p. 142)
    4.5. A Marital (and Thus National) Crisis (p. 151)
  Chapter 5 Gesture or Crime? Physical Violence at Home (p. 157)
    Introduction: The Case of Ewa Świder, Nowa Huta, June 1956 (p. 164)
    5.1. Legal and Educational Discourse on Corporal Punishment (p. 173)
      5.1.1. A "Teacher from the Stone Age" (p. 179)
      5.1.2. If He Hits Me It Means He Loves Me (p. 181)
    5.2. Domestic Violence as Alcohol- Induced Violence (p. 183)
    5.3. Records of Violence (p. 189)
      5.3.1. The Individual Experience: Woman as a Victim of Violence (p. 189)
        Of the True Man of the House and the Lazy Wife (p. 189)
        Abuse and Psychological Damage (p. 192)
      5.3.2. Narratives of Violence (p. 194)
        The Press Discourse in an Era of Crisis (p. 197)
        Men as Victims of Violence (p. 199)
  Chapter 6 Abortion - An Example of Breaking a Taboo (p. 203)
    Introduction: The Case of Maria from near Bochnia (p. 203)
      Reconstruction of Events (p. 203)
      Controlling Fertility (p. 206)
      Between the Lines (p. 208)
      Pain and Shame (p. 210)
      The Abortion Taboo (p. 211)
    6.1. "The Segment of Pregnant Women:" Abortion in Citizens' Words 1955-1956 (p. 213)
      6.1.1. Between a "Harmful Operation" and the "Ogino- Knaus Method" (p. 218)
      6.1.2. "Dear Radio, Help out Us Women..." (p. 221)
  Conclusion (p. 225)
  Bibliography (p. 231)
  Index of Names (p. 257)

Description: »The book answers fundamental questions about the processes of social negotiation of mentality shifts in communist Poland. Taking divorce, single motherhood, domestic violence and abortion as examples, it analyzes the level of acceptance toward tabus grounded in tradition, and the course of negotiating new meanings and using social exclusion when dealing with new phenomena. The author uses not only national documents, but also ego-documents and cultural texts to prove the macrosocietal dictatorship in the years 1956-1989 contributed not to the revolutionization of society at the family level, but to its perpetuation. The family references made by the communist authorities, especially in the last two decades of their regime, can be treated as one of the factors legitimizing the system.« (Source: Peter Lang)

Original: Klich-Kluczewska, Barbara. Rodzina, tabu i komunizm w Polsce 1956-1989. Cracow 2015. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

Reviews: Zok, Michael. Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung - Journal of East Central European Studies 72(4) (2023): 644-646. - Full Text: Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (Free Access)

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