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  • von Chiara Bonfiglioli

    The film Od 3 do 22 [From 3 am to 10 pm] was made by Croatian director Krešimir Golik in 1966, and is considered a classic of documentary film in the former Yugoslav region. The 1960s were a time of intellectual opening in Yugoslavia, and a new movement of film authors, known as the Yugoslav Black Wave, started to explore everyday societal problems and marginal subjects.

  • von Christiane Mende

    Im März 1970 übernahm zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik eine Belegschaft ihren Betrieb in eigene Verantwortung. Angesichts des drohenden Verlusts ihrer Arbeitsplätze fanden die Beschäftigten damit eine kollektive Antwort, wie sie im letzten Drittel des 20. Jahrhunderts auch in anderen Industriegesellschaften Westeuropas, allen voran in Italien, Spanien und Frankreich, zu beobachten war. Die nun beginnende Selbstverwaltung der Glashütte Süßmuth in der nordhessischen Kleinstadt Immenhausen wurde zum Politikum. [...]

  • von Mary Jo Maynes

    My essay focuses on the roles that girls have played in the history of European modernity. I will by pointing to various ways in which girls—referring very broadly here to unmarried female youth in their teens and twenties—figured in this history: as workers and consumers active in the construction of market capitalism in Europe, as figures in the liberal political economy that enabled its implantation, and as participants (at least at the margins) of specifically European constructions of modern selfhood. [...]

  • von Marynel Ryan Van Zee

    The 1980s and 1990s saw a flurry of interest in the history of the professions among historians and historical sociologists. Moving beyond studies of individual professions, an international group of scholars attempted to specify both the similarities and differences among multiple national contexts, and to establish a terminology that could be used across them to identify what counted as a “profession.” As part of that effort, the German historians Kocka and Conze have defined it as “a largely non-manual, full time occupation whose practice presupposes specialized, systematic and scholarly training.” Access to professions typically “depends upon passing certain examinations which entitle to titles and diplomas.” Professions “tend to demand a monopoly of services as well as freedom from control by others such as laymen, the state, etc.” [...]