The Resource The promised land? : feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic, Lorna Martens

The promised land? : feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic, Lorna Martens

Label
The promised land? : feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic
Title
The promised land?
Title remainder
feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic
Statement of responsibility
Lorna Martens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the 1960s on, women writers in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), including Christa Wolf, Irmtraud Morgner, Sarah Kirsch, Brigitte Reimann, Charlotte Worgitzky, Lia Pirskawetz, and Maya Wiens, produced a large, interesting body of writing on women's issues. The Promised Land? is the first book to interrogate the work of these writers as a group for their feminist ideas, ideas that are original, often upbeat, and mostly different from those of the Western feminist Movement."
  • "In the GDR, a state that existed from 1949 to 1990, women had not only equal rights and good jobs, but also lavish maternity leave and generous childcare benefits designed to make work compatible with motherhood. The ideas presented by the writers discussed here include women as the subject of desire, femininity as a politically progressive model, remaking of the image of woman, and liberating women's speech. By studying these ideas through the lenses of cultural studies, feminist theory, and literary criticism, this book draws comparisons between the situation of women in the GDR and the United States, and between the GDR and Western feminism, and asks whether the GDR really was the "promised land" for women."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
833/.914099287/09431
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PT3705
LC item number
.M37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The promised land? : feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic, Lorna Martens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-264) and index
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Contents
1. Women, Feminism, and Writing in the German Democratic Republic -- 2. "What Does a Woman Want?" Woman as the Subject of Desire -- 3. Praise of the Feminine -- 4. Writing Women's Image -- 5. The Reality of Women's Lives
Control code
000021424452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780791448601
Lccn
00024106
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.b23847724
System control number
  • ms23847724
  • (OCoLC)43784986

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