Gender and sexuality in Weimar modernity : film, literature, and "new objectivity" (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Gender and sexuality in Weimar modernity : film, literature, and "new objectivity"

Author: Richard W McCormick
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Richard McCormick takes a fresh look at the crisis of gender in Weimar, Germany through an analysis of selected cultural texts, both literary and film characterized under the label "New Objectivity." The New Objectivity was marked by a sober, unsentimental embrace of urban modernity, in contrast to Expressionism's horror of technology and belief in "auratic" art. This sensibility was gendered as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W McCormick
ISBN: 0312292988 9780312292980 031229302X 9780312293024
OCLC Number: 47296235
Description: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. Blurred Boundaries: Modernity, Crisis, and Emancipation in the Culture of the Weimar Republic --
From Caligari to Dietrich: Anxieties About Sex and Gender in Weimar Cinema and Culture --
"New Objectivity": Ambivalent Accommodations with Modernity --
Boys in Crisis: Discourses of Castration in the Early Stabilized Period --
The Carnival of Humiliation, I: Literal Castration--as Metaphor--in Ernst Toller's Drama Hinkemann (1924) --
The Carnival of Humiliation, II: Sex and Social Mobility, Mass Spectacle and Reflexivity in E.A. Dupont's Film Variety (1925) --
Impotence and Therapy, Excess and Containment: "Curing" Male Crisis in G.W. Pabst's Film Secrets of a Soul (Geheimnisse einer Seele) (1926) --
The End of Stability: "Phallic" New Women and Male Intellectuals --
Amoral Modernity as New Woman: Erich Kastner's Novel Fabian (1931) --
The Cabaret of Humiliation: Gender, Spectacle, and Spectatorship in Josef von Sternberg's Film The Blue Angel (1930) --
Girls in Crisis: Women's Perspectives in Late Weimar --
Mass Culture, Downward Mobility, and Female Resistance: Irmgard Keun's Novel The Artificial Silk Girl (1932) --
Coming Out of the Uniform: Political and Sexual Emancipation in Leontine Sagan's Film Madchen in Uniform (1931) --
Weimar Culture Now: "Americanism" and Post/Modernity.
Responsibility: Richard W. McCormick.
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Richard McCormick takes a fresh look at the crisis of gender in Weimar Germany through the analysis of selected cultural texts, both literary and film, characterized under the label 'New  Read more...

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