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Gilgi, One of Us
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Irmgard Keun
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

A brilliant, bestselling feminist novel from Weimar Germany, from the author of Child of All Nations 'A formidable literary talent ... Sharp yet naïve, Gilgi is utterly human' Irish Times Gilgi knows where she's going in life: she's ambitious, focused and determined, even when her boss tries it on with
The Art of Taking a Walk
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Anke Gleber
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-01 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Anke Gleber examines one of the most intriguing and characteristic figures of European urban modernity: the observing city stroller, or flaneur. In an age transformed by industrialism, the flaneur drifted through city streets, inspired and repelled by the surrounding scenes of splendor and squalor. Gleber examines this often elusive figure
Mothers in the Fatherland
Language: en
Pages: 600
Authors: Claudia Koonz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-07 - Publisher: Routledge

From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler’s Women’s Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women – as followers, victims and resisters – in the rise of Nazism. Originally publishing in 1987, it is an important contribution to the understanding of women’s status,
Weimar Publics/Weimar Subjects
Language: en
Pages: 420
Authors: Kathleen Canning, Kerstin Barndt, Kristin McGuire
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-30 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

In spite of having been short-lived, "Weimar" has never lost its fascination. Until recently the Weimar Republic's place in German history was primarily defined by its catastrophic beginning and end - Germany's defeat in 1918 and the Nazi seizure of power in 1933; its history seen mainly in terms of
The Science of Beauty
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: Annelie Ramsbrock
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-20 - Publisher: Springer

What did the cosmetic practices of middle-class women in the nineteenth century have in common with the repair of men's bodies mutilated in war? What did the New Woman of the Weimar years have to do with the field of social medicine that emerged in the same period? They were