After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the by Martin Diewald,Anne Goedicke

By Martin Diewald,Anne Goedicke

the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989 used to be the start of 1 of the main attention-grabbing common experiments in fresh background. The East German transition from a Communist country to a part of the Federal Republic of Germany by surprise created a brand new social order as previous associations have been abolished and new opposite numbers imported. This particular state of affairs presents an excellent chance to envision the crucial tenets of lifestyles path sociology.
The empirical chapters of this ebook draw a finished photo of lifestyles path transformation, demonstrating how the mix of lifestyles path dynamics coupled with a unprecedented speed of approach switch impact person lives. How a lot turbulence used to be created through the transition and what sort of balance used to be preserved? How did the skills and assets bought prior to 1989 impact the fortunes within the restructured economic system? How did the privatization and reorganization of organizations effect members? Did the transformation stories range by way of age/cohort and gender? How reliable have been social networks at paintings and within the family members? have been character features vital mediators of post-1989 good fortune 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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