Join us for our first workshop of the semester:
“The Neighbours can Hear: Engaging Citizens in Domestic Violence Intervention and Divided German State-Making”
Jane Freeland, Carleton University, Ottawa
Jane Freeland is a PhD candidate at Carleton University. She is the winner of numerous awards, including from the Central European History Society and the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam. Her publications include “Creating Good Socialist Women: Continuities, Desire and Degeneration in Slatan Dudow’s The Destinies of Women,” Journal of Women’s History (forthcoming); “Morals on Trial: State-Making and Domestic Violence in the East German Courtroom,” Perspectives on Europe, Vol. 44(1) (2014): 55-60, and “What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Domestic Violence? State-Making and Gender Violence in a Divided Berlin, 1969-1990” Perspectives on Europe, Vol. 43(1) (2013): 96-100.
In her current work, Freeland compares the history of domestic violence in East and West Germany to consider what makes approaches to domestic violence distinct, both temporally and with respect to political/ideological differences. In this paper, Freeland examines approaches to domestic abuse in East Germany following the 1971 leadership change to Erich Honecker.