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Body, femininity and nationalism : girls in the German youth movement 1900-1934 /
Marion E.P. de Ras.
imprint
New York : Routledge, c2008.
description
xiii, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415182557 (hardback : alk. paper), 9780415182553 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Routledge, c2008.
isbn
0415182557 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780415182553 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : wanderlust, femininity, and Germanness -- Mobility, emancipation, and ideology -- Gender and sexuality : engendering the German nation -- Gender and the body : embodying the German nation -- Girls in the Alt Wandervogel (AWV), the EV leagues and the Deutsche Freischar -- The Deutscher Mädchen Wanderbund (DMWB) -- The Jung Wandervogel (JWV) and the female settlements Schwarzerden and Loheland -- Girls in the Jungnationaler Bund (Junabu) -- Conclusions : wanderlust, femininity, and Germanness.
general note
Translation and revision of author's thesis published under title: Körper, Eros und weibliche Kultur. 1988.
language note
Translated from the German.
catalogue key
6279816
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-235) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-07-01:
This welcome monograph sheds considerable light on the machinations of female youth organizations prior to the Nazi era. Exploring the ideas and actions of group members and leaders, de Ras illustrates the ways in which a "female culture" was established in these youth movements. According to the author, participants sought to define their own domain separate from that of boys, basing their ideals on feminine figures from Germanic history and lore that combined traditional female traits with "atypical" female qualities such as courage and assertiveness. The study's scope is laudable; de Ras addresses topics ranging from sexuality and body culture to the place of nationalism and anti-semitism in various German female youth organizations. As the latter subjects suggest, scholars seeking material with which to compare and contrast the nature of these movements with their Nazi successor, the League of German Girls (BdM), will find evidence to pursue that end, yet de Ras leaves such questions largely implicit, choosing to focus on the pre-Nazi organizations on their own terms rather than as mere precursors to Nazi youth culture. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. A. C. Stanley University of Wisconsin--Platteville
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"This welcome monograph sheds considerable light on the machinations of female youth organizations prior to the Nazi era... highly recommended." -- A.C. Stanley,Choice, July 2008 "...her [de Ras) study presents new and very valuabe insight into girls' participation in the youth movement and their construction of a 'girls' culture' in the first three decades of the twentieth century; furthermore, her project contributes to a better understanding of how young women's participation in the youth movement later influenced women's role in the construction of German nationalism under the National Socialists." -- Julie Koser, Focus on German Studies De Ras's book provides a useful and important examination of the formation and shaping of gender in the German youth movement that will be of great interest to scholars and students of modern German History - Lisa Pine, London South Bank University, UK
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Summaries
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Body, Femininity and Nationalism is a social and cultural history of girls in the German youth movements in the pre-Nazi era. The book focuses on constructions of gender looking at German ideology and female culture, sexuality and collective and individual identities. Bringing fascinating new light to bear on the history of the German youth movements, it also aims to contribute to our wider understanding of girlhood in the period, and how mentalities, collective identities and German nationalism developed in the three decades before the Nazi period.
Back Cover Copy
Body, Femininity and Nationalismisa social and cultural history of girls in the German youth movements in the pre-Nazi era. The book focuses on constructions of gender looking at German ideology and female culture, sexuality and collective and individual identities. Bringing fascinating new light to bear on the history of the German youth movements, it also aims to contribute to our wider understanding of girlhood in the period, and how mentalities, collective identities and German nationalism developed in the three decades before the Nazi period.
Back Cover Copy
This social and cultural history of girls in the German youth movements in the pre-Nazi era brings fascinating new light to bear on the history of the German youth movements. It contributes to our wider understanding of girlhood in the period, and investigates how mentalities, collective identities and German nationalism developed in the three decades before the Nazi period.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book provides a social and cultural history of girls in the German youth movements in the pre-Nazi era. Bringing new light on the history of the German youth movements, it also aims to contribute to our wider understanding of girlhood in the period.
Main Description
This book provides a social and cultural history of girls in the German youth movements in the pre-Nazi era. Bringing fascinating new light to bear on the history of the German youth movements, it also aims to contribute to our wider understanding of girlhood in the period, and how mentalities, collective identities and German nationalism developed in the three decades before the Nazi period.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Abbreviatons and Translationsp. xiii
Introduction: Wanderlust, Femininity, and Germannessp. 1
Mobility, Emancipation, and Ideologyp. 13
Gender and Sexuality: Engendering the German Nationp. 27
Gender and the Body: Embodying the German Nationp. 67
Girls in the Alt Wandervogel (AVW), the EV Leagues and the Deutsche Freischarp. 89
The Deutscher Madchen Wanderbund (DMWB)p. 105
Photo Insertp. 129
The Jung Wandervogel (JWV) and the Female Settlements Schwarzerden and Lohelandp. 147
Girls in the Jungnationaler Bund (Junabu)p. 167
Conclusion: Wanderlust, Feminity, and Germannessp. 187
Notesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 237
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