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One of the few books devoted to the experience of Polish women in the Solidarity movement, We All Fought for Freedom explores women's historical consciousness of this period through interviews, iconography, and commemorative practices of Solidarity.The women interviewed, many of whom were local activists in the Gda
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Kristi S. Long recently received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She continues to write on Solidarity, Eastern Europe, and feminism and is currently conducting research on Total Quality Management and labor issues in American business.
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Book Description Routledge, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First edition; first printing (all numbers present). Original blue cloth, viii + 192 pp, ill. Hardcover, near fine in near fine dustjacket. Moderate shelf wear, side edge of front flap of dustjacket creased, lower corners of a half-dozen or so adjoining leaves creased, otherwise tight, clean, paper crisp, unmarked and apparently never read. Chapters: "The lives of Polish women are difficult" - making ends meet in the transition; the strikes of 1980 - ontological moments of solidarity and selfhood; "Man of Iron" and the creation of an "official" historical consciousness of Solidarity; heroines of the quotidian - martial law, gender and memory; time, space and historical consciousness; iconography and imagery in Solidarity - an exploration of collectibles (Pamiatki) ; historical consciousness in protest - the health service 1991-1992; images of motherhood in women's historical consciousness; discourses of the public and private; gendered narrative structures in historical consciousness; memory, gender and activism in Solidarity - implications for Polish feminism. History; Studies in the Ethnographic Imagination; 9.75 X 6.50 X 0.75 inches; 208 pages. Seller Inventory # 51388