A Sourcebook of Writings on Women and Journalism 1895-1950
Author: Anne Varty
Category: Literary Collections
This unique collection of extracts is taken from women's journals and magazines - both British and American - on the eve of the twentieth century. Arranged by subject, the collection focuses on what this pivotal moment represented for women and includes an introduction to women's journalism of the period. The rapidly changing conditions then surrounding a woman's world are illustrated here by sections on: * monarchy * women and war * colonial women * the politics of emancipation * and girlhood.
Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880–1930
Author: MARGARET BEETHAM,Ann Heilmann
Category: Literary Criticism
Since the 1970s, the literary and cultural politics of the turn-of-the-century New Woman have received increasing academic attention. Whether she is seen as the emblem of sexual anarchy, an agent of mediation between mass market and modernist cultures, or as a symptom of the consolidation of nineteenth and early twentieth-century political liberation movements, the New Woman represents a site of cultural and socio-political contestation and acts as a marker of modernity. This book explores the diversity of meanings ascribed to the New Woman in the context of cultural debates conducted within and across a wide range of national frameworks including the UK, Canada, North America, Europe, and Japan. The key concept of 'hybridities' is used to elucidate the national and ethnic multiplicity of the 'modern woman' as well as to locate this figure both within international consumer culture and within feminist writing. The book is structured around four key themes. 'Hybridities' examines the instabilities of New Woman identities and discourses in relation to both national/ethnic contexts and the textual parameters of New Woman writings. 'Through the (Periodical) Looking Glass' is concerned with the periodical press and its production and circulation of New Woman images. 'Feminist Counter Cultures?' interrogates feminist efforts to influence and shape this process by mimicking or subverting dominant models of representation and by establishing alternative spaces for the articulation of New Woman subjectivities. 'Race and the New Woman' inspects white New Women's investment in hegemonic racial discourses, looking at the way in which black and non-Western women inserted liberationist discourses into the New Woman debate. This book will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers of American Studies, Women's Studies, and Women's History.
Maria Leitner, Erika Mann, Marieluise Fleisser, and Elly Beinhorn : Women's Travel Writing from the Weimar Republic
Author: Svoboda Dimitrova-Moeck
Category: Travelers' writings
The book offers an investigation into travel narratives and the gendered dynamics of journalism and travel in the German-speaking countries during the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). The individual contributions of women writers and journalists and their cumulative output reshaped the genre of travel writing by focusing on women’s lives in different parts of the globe. They also altered journalism in terms of readership, ethics, gendered voice, and publishing. Four fascinating travel texts written by women are introduced and analized. Gender, class, ethnicity, race, work, professionalism, journalism, and cultural places are major themes. What powers moved these women around the globe? Where did these women journalists and writers go? By what means? What have they seen and described in their travel reports? How their texts reflect circulating now and then theories? How were their travels related to the rising nationalism in Germany of the Weimar period? How do they speak to us today? The author Svoboda Dimitrova-Moeck raises these and many other questions in this book.
Making a Name for Herself
Author: F. Elizabeth Gray
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
As the nineteenth-century drew to a close, women became more numerous and prominent in British journalism. This book offers a fascinating introduction to the work lives of twelve such journalists, and each essay examines the career, writing and strategic choices of women battling against the odds to secure recognition in a male-dominated society.
Category: American literature
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deutschamerikanische Frauenvereine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1844-1914
Author: Anke Ortlepp
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
W�hrend des 19. und fruehen 20. Jahrhunderts engagierten sich in Milwaukee ans�ssige Deutschamerikanerinnen in einer Vielzahl von Vereinen und Organisationen. Sie gruendeten Wohlt�tigkeitsvereine, Schul- und Kindergartenvereine, Gewerkschaftsgruppen, politische Clubs, gesellige Vereinigungen, gegenseitige Unterstuetzungsvereine, Logen, kirchliche Frauengruppen und an Turnvereine angeschlossene Frauenvereine. Die vorliegende Studie betrachtet erstmals die ganze Bandbreite deutschamerikanischer Frauenorganisation und analysiert ihre Bedeutung als Orte weiblicher Selbstentfaltung sowie der Produktion und Reproduktion ethnischer Identit�t. Neben der Entstehung einer deutschamerikanischen Frauenbewegung k�nnen dabei vor allem die komplexen Zusammenh�nge zwischen Geschlechteridealen, ethnischer Zugeh�rigkeit und Akkulturationserfahrung aufgezeigt werden. "Die vorliegende Arbeit ist Forschung pur: 95 Prozent des Geschriebenen beruht auf origin�rer Quellen- und Archivarbeit" Vierteljahrschrift fuer Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte �Eine vielschichtige Analyse, (die) einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Erforschung der Migrations- und Akkulturationserfahrungen deutscher Frauen in den Vereinigten Staaten (leistet).� Das Historisch-Politische Buch ��mit gro�em Gewinn zu lesen.� Jahrbuch fuer Europ�ische �berseegeschichte .
Fremdwahrnehmung und Identität in deutscher und französischer Literatur
Author: Ruth Florack
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
Proceeding from a constructivist understanding of the term 'nation', this volume containing the papers delivered at the Stuttgart colloquium on »German-French Perception Patterns and the Concept of National Identity in the 18th and 19th Centuries« re-views the question of the 'image' of otherness and the foreign conveyed by literature. From a sociological, literary and historical perspective the articles examine German and French texts from the period between the Enlightenment and the Vormärz to elucidate the relations between national stereotypes, awareness and representation of otherness, and identity formation.