Gender, Feminism, and Fiction in Germany, 1840-1914

Gender, Feminism, and Fiction in Germany, 1840-1914

by Chris Weedon
     
 

Nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Germany produced a wealth of writing on gender difference. Much of this is still relevant today. This book examines how progressive women’s fiction, conduct books, and feminist texts negotiated and challenged scientific, philosophical, and religious definitions of woman. It looks at how class affected debates and at the

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Overview

Nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Germany produced a wealth of writing on gender difference. Much of this is still relevant today. This book examines how progressive women’s fiction, conduct books, and feminist texts negotiated and challenged scientific, philosophical, and religious definitions of woman. It looks at how class affected debates and at the role of fiction in reproducing and challenging ideas of gender difference. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book will be of interest to general readers and those working in gender studies, German cultural history, German literature, women’s writing, and comparative literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820463315
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Gender, Sexuality, and Culture Ser.
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Chris Weedon is Chair of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University (United Kingdom). She received her Ph.D. in cultural studies from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). Her books include Cultural Politics (1995); Feminist Practice and Poststructural Theory (1987); Postwar Women’s Writing in German (1997); Feminism, Theory, and the Politics of Difference (1999); and Identity and Culture (2004).

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