German Feminism

German Feminism

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Rich, diverse, and complex, this anthology presents the new prose fiction of women from both Germanys and Austria and the working papers of the German womena€™s movement since the late 1960s. The alternation of an inner and outer focus in these selections allows the reader to explore the resonance between political thought and action, and the creative expression of womena€™s own experience. Also invaluable, and exemplary of the vitality of German feminists, is their capacity for self-criticism and theoretical analysis. Two introductory essays give comprehensive overviews of current directions in German feminism and womena€™s literature, with historical background and interpretation. The sequence of chapters interweaves short stories and novel excerpts with essay, reportage and manifestoa€”in all, more than 50 texts. The literary material is grouped by tone, mood and theme in sections entitled qThe Way It Is, a€ a€œWo/Man Hating, a€ a€œStruggles, Visions and Dreams, a€ and a€œOur Past, Our Future.a€ The a€œpoliticala€ material is arranged topically under the headings a€œBreaking the Silence, a€ a€œBody Politics, a€ a€œReportage and Essay, a€ a€œSisterhood, a€ a€œMotherhood and Housework, a€ a€œFeminist Strategy, a€ and a€œWomen's Studies.a€ Of assistance to students and scholars are the extensive bibliographic notes in the two introductory essays and in many of the nonliterary texts as well as thoughtful and explanatory chapter introductions and headnotes accompanying each text.Essay. This section could be considered a dialogue among women who probably would never meet us or each other in ... women prisoners; foreign workers and other women employed in the ERG; a single mother employed as a waitress inanbsp;...

Title:German Feminism
Author:Edith H. Altbach, Jeannette Clausen, Dagmar Schultz, Naomi Stephan
Publisher:SUNY Press -


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