The position of women in Austrian society, politics, and in the economy follows the familiar trajectory of Western societies. They were expected to accept their "proper place" in a male patriarchal world. Achieving equality in all spheres of life was a long struggle that is still not completed in spite of many advances. The chapters in Women in Austria attest to the growing interest and vibrancy in the area of women's studies in Austria and present a cross-section of new research in this field to an international audience. The volume includes with book reviews on Austrian business history, the Waldheim memoirs, Jews in postwar Austria, and political scandals in twentieth-century Austria. Women in Austria covers a plethora of significant social issues and will be essential to the work of women's studies scholars, sociologists, historians, and Austrian area specialists.

part |119 pages

Topical Essays

chapter |4 pages


chapter 7|21 pages

Women in the Austrian Economy

part |54 pages

Forum Austria and the Ghost of the New Europe

chapter 9|6 pages


chapter 11|17 pages

Haider Business

chapter 12|6 pages

Judt Business

part |47 pages

Historiography Roundtable Placing John Buyer’s Work in Austrian Historiography

part |38 pages

Book Reviews

part |7 pages

Annual Review