Mothers, Warriors, Guardians of the Soul

Mothers, Warriors, Guardians of the Soul

by Geraldine Theresa Horan
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110172321

ISBN-13: 9783110172324

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: De Gruyter

This study shows that women involved in National Socialism in the years 1924 - 1934 developed and shaped a recognizable discourse which communicated and reflected their position and status within the NS movement.

The analysis is based on a variety of

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This study shows that women involved in National Socialism in the years 1924 - 1934 developed and shaped a recognizable discourse which communicated and reflected their position and status within the NS movement.

The analysis is based on a variety of text-types produced by members of NS women's organisations, and includes official correspondence, circulars, reports, pamphlets, monographs and articles from NS women's journals. It draws upon several areas of linguistic theory, including feminist linguistics, semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis, and the salient features identified in the female discourse are placed within a sociolinguistic framework.

While previous research into the language of the NS-system has largely ignored the possibility of a cohesive female discourse, the study supports the idea that this discourse was dynamic, and at times heterogeneous, whilst also displaying many self-defining and self-referential features. It is characterised by its ambiguities and apparent contradictions, which expresses separateness and difference, yet also solidarity with the NSDAP.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110172324
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Studia Linguistica Germanica Series, #68
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Introduction: existence of a linguistic Frauenwelt?1
1.1Preliminary observations1
1.2Outline of methodology: historical and political discourses4
1.3Outline of semantic theories7
1.4Female discourse: a theoretical framework18
1.5Historical background30
1.6Linguistic background to National Socialist discourse45
1.7Linguistic background to female discourse in National Socialism66
2Morpho-semantic analysis74
2.1Aspects of word-formation in female discourse74
2.2Frau79
2.3Mutter109
2.4Use of the -in suffix122
2.5Summary of word-formation in female discourse139
3Lexico-semantic analysis141
3.1Thematic Categories141
3.2Women and the NSDAP141
3.3Women and the Volksgemeinschaft176
3.4Women and Motherhood, Women and Work230
4Textual analysis269
4.1Power, status and influence in female correspondence269
4.2Historical and theoretical background270
4.3Women's correspondence in National Socialism: general characteristics277
4.4Analysis of six letters284
4.5Letters from women to men289
4.6Letters from women to women301
4.7Summary313
5Conclusion316
App. ILetterheads321
App. IIWomen's Letters322
List of Abbreviations331
Bibliography332
Index349

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