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Weimar and Now #11: Women in the Metropolis

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Bringing together the work of scholars in many disciplines, Women in the Metropolis provides a comprehensive introduction to women's experience of modernism and urbanization in Weimar Germany. It shows women as active participants in artistic, social, and political movements and documents the wide range of their responses to the multifaceted urban culture of Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s.

Examining a variety of media ranging from scientific writings to literature and the visual arts, the authors trace gendered discourses as they developed to make sense of and regulate emerging new images of femininity. Besides treating classic films such as Metropolis and Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, the articles discuss other forms of mass culture, including the fashion industry and the revue performances of Josephine Baker. Their emphasis on women's critical involvement in the construction of their own modernity illustrates the significance of the Weimar cultural experience and its relevance to contemporary gender, German, film, and cultural studies.

Synopsis:

"A landmark work of German cultural studies. The richness of the material is dazzling: each of the essays opens up new areas of scholarly inquiry and connects, in surprising and illuminating ways, with other essays in the volume."and#151;Maria Tatar, author of Lustmord

"These are thought-provoking readings of the 'New Woman's' encounters with modernity in Weimar culture."and#151;Atina Grossmann, author of Reforming Sex

About the Author

Katharina von Ankum is Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Cinncinati. She has taught at Cornell University and the Claremont Colleges.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520204652
Editor:
Von Ankum, Katharina
Other:
Ankum, Katharina Von
Editor:
Von Ankum, Katharina
Author:
Katharina von Ankum
Author:
Von Ankum, Katharina
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Urban women
Subject:
Feminism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Urban women -- Germany -- History.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Germany Social conditions 1918-1933.
Subject:
Women -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
European
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism
Series Volume:
511
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.13 lb

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"A landmark work of German cultural studies. The richness of the material is dazzling: each of the essays opens up new areas of scholarly inquiry and connects, in surprising and illuminating ways, with other essays in the volume."and#151;Maria Tatar, author of Lustmord

"These are thought-provoking readings of the 'New Woman's' encounters with modernity in Weimar culture."and#151;Atina Grossmann, author of Reforming Sex

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