Stefania Bernini (2020)

Marrying and divorcing in postwar Europe: politics and societies across the iron curtain

Publishing house Edizioni Ca' Foscari
Place of publication Venezia
Language English

ISBN: 9788869693953

Taking Italy and Poland as its main case studies, this book re-examines the major political and ideological confrontations that crossed Cold War Europe from the perspective of ordinary families and of those who sought to regulate the way in which they lived. Crossing the iron curtain, and looking at two countries hardly ever brought together in historical analysis, the book shows the extent to which the battle over the regulation of family and marriage shaped the social, political and cultural landscape of postwar Europe.