Women in the Metropolis: Gender and Modernity in Weimar Culture / Edition 1

Women in the Metropolis: Gender and Modernity in Weimar Culture / Edition 1

by Katharina von Ankum
     
 


"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."—Maria Tatar, author of Lustmord

"These are thought-provoking readings of the 'New Woman's' encounters with modernity

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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."—Maria Tatar, author of Lustmord

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520204652
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/12/1997
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Gretchen, Girl, Garconne? Weimar Science and Popular Culture in Search of the Ideal New Woman12
2Perceptions of Difference: Woman as Spectator and Spectacle41
3Female Flanerie and the Symphony of the City67
4The Conspiracy of Women: Images of City Life in the Work of Jeanne Mammen89
5The Misogynist Machine: Images of Technology in the Work of Hannah Hoch106
6Metropolis and the Technosexual Woman of German Modernity128
7Femininity, the Primitive, and Modern Urban Space: Josephine Baker in Berlin145
8Gendered Urban Spaces in Irmgard Keun's Das kunstseidene Madchen162
9In the Mirror of Fashion185
10Lustmord: Inside the Windows of the Metropolis202
Contributors233
Index235

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