GENDER AND POLITICS IN AUTO/BIOGRAPHIES

Gender, Politics, and Participation: The Contests of Autobiographical Writings in Poland

  • Dietlind Huechtker Centre for History and Culture of East Central Europe, Leipzig

Abstract

This article discusses the connections between gender, politics of participation and of truth through the lens of life stories. They take as an example the contests of autobiographical writing which took place in Poland between the two World Wars. Poland after the First World War can be a good example to analyze the social and political meanings of participation, because it was a newly founded state with a huge tradition in autobiographical writing.

Author Biography

Dietlind Huechtker, Centre for History and Culture of East Central Europe, Leipzig
Dietlind Huechtker is a historian, PD Dr. phil, researcher and head of research groups at the Centre for History and Culture of East Central Europe in Leipzig, Germany.
Published
2016-12-28
Section
GENDER AND POLITICS IN AUTO/BIOGRAPHIES