Issues in Contemporary History - 2009 og tidligere
Øyvind Østerud, Helge Pharo og Even Lange (red.)
Vendepunkter i norsk utenrikspolitikk
Nye internasjonale vilkår etter den kalde krigen
Denne boken analyserer sentrale endringer i Norges utenrikspolitiske omgivelser i perioden etter den kalde krigen.
Helge Pharo og Monika Pohle Fraser
The Aid Rush
Aid Regimes in Northern Europe during the Cold War II
The authors trace the foreign regimes of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands and Norway from the 1950s to the 1990s. The articles are based on public and private historical archives and deal with donor policies as well as the recipients in Africa, India and the Middle East. The 16 contributors are all historians and social scientists. The two volumes are closely interlinked.The first volume is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the aid policies of the Northern European states in an international perspective; while the second investigates issues of national priorities and individual actors in greater detail.
The second volume consists of individual case studies organized in two parts; "The ‘Developmental State’ Revisited" and "Donor meets Recipient. Different Agendas", a closer look at the interaction of the two parties in the aid relationship’.
Jan Eivind Myhre (ed.)
In this volume, three Norwegian and three English scholars probe into the question of the role of intellectuals in the two countries after World War II. The intellectuals studied are of many kinds; academics in general and sociologists in particular, journalists and politicians, among others.
The book investigates intellectuals as influencing politics, and several tendencies in post-war societies who have shaped their role.
Gro Hagemann og Hege Roll-Hansen (eds)
Meanings and implications of unpaid work
The era of the modern housewife definitely belongs to the past. Since the 1960s tremendous changes have occurred concerning the economic and social roles of married women. In retrospect the housewife era now appears to have been merely an interlude. Nevertheless, in its different forms, housework has been an occupation of most adult women during most of the twentieth century. Like the feminists of the 1960s and 1970s, the authors of this anthology are going into this most 'trivial' of all fields. Rather than investigating the social history of housework and housewives, the articles look at the conceptualisations of this work and its performers. The practice and ideology of housework are analysed from a range of scholarly perspectives. The authors include ethnologists, media scientists and sociologists as well as historians. Their main concern is to understand how housework has been interpreted, culturally and economically, as well as the political strategies implicit in these interpretations. The public discourse[HFB1] of unpaid domestic work offers a unique opportunity for investigating central dilemmas of the last century about the relations between the public and the private, between individuals and the family, between work, leisure and consumption, as well as between the genders. (Omtale fra forlaget)