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Women and Modernity in Weimar Germany: Reality and its Representation in Popular Fiction

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Women and Modernity in Weimar Germany

Reality and its Representation in Popular Fiction

Vibeke Rützou Petersen

196 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-154-7 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (June 2001)

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This book focuses on the popular fiction of Weimar Germany and explores the relationship between women, the texts they read, and the society in which they lived. A complex picture emerges that shows women talking center stage, not only in the fiction but also in the reality that shaped its fictional representations. One of the author's significant conclusions is that it was the growing strength of female subjectivity, its strong positioning, and its insistent claim to visibility that occupied the imaginations and fears of Weimar culture and contributed in an important way to the crisis that afflicted the Weimar Republic.

Vibeke Rützou Petersen is the Director of Women's Studies and Associate Professor of German at Drake University

Subject: Gender Studies and Sexuality Cultural Studies (General)
Area: Germany


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