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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
Title variation
Promised land
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martens, Lorna
Dewey number
833/.914099287/09431
Index
index present
LC call number
PT3705
LC item number
.M37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German literature
  • German literature
  • German literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Feminism
Label
The promised land? : feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic, Lorna Martens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Women, Feminism, and Writing in the German Democratic Republic
  • "What Does a Woman Want?" Woman as the Subject of Desire
  • Praise of the Feminine
  • Writing Women's Images
  • The Reality of Women's Lives
Control code
43784986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9780791448601
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00024106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The promised land? : feminist writing in the German Democratic Republic, Lorna Martens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Women, Feminism, and Writing in the German Democratic Republic
  • "What Does a Woman Want?" Woman as the Subject of Desire
  • Praise of the Feminine
  • Writing Women's Images
  • The Reality of Women's Lives
Control code
43784986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9780791448601
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00024106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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