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In the company of men : cross-dressed women around 1800

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©2004.
Series: Kritik (Detroit, Mich.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the wake of the revolutionary wars, the figure of the cross-dressed woman proliferated in novels, plays, popular tales, and real-life accounts that circulated throughout Germany. Sometimes appearing in soldier's garb and engaging in battle like Joan of Arc, other times donning overalls and plying a trade, and female cross-dresser tested the revolutionary ideas of freedom and equality. Perhaps her most
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Krimmer
ISBN: 0814331459 9780814331453
OCLC Number: 51630841
Description: xii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Equality, liberty, travesty --
Trans-gender/trans-nation --
The death of a cross-dresser --
Classic Amazons --
Female fantasies.
Series Title: Kritik (Detroit, Mich.)
Responsibility: Elisabeth Krimmer.

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This volume examines the motif of cross-dressing in 18th-century German literature and culture to gain a deeper understanding of concepts of body, gender and identity. Elisabeth Krimmer traces the  Read more...

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