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Women in Weimar Fashion Discourses and Displays in German Culture, 1918-1933

Author: Mila Ganeva
Publisher: New York Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014
Series: Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the Weimar Republic, fashion was not only manipulated by the various mass media -- film, magazines, advertising, photography, and popular literature -- but also emerged as a powerful medium for women's self-expression. Female writers and journalists, including Helen Grund, Irmgard Keun, Vicki Baum, Elsa Maria Bug, and numerous others engaged in a challenging, self-reflective commentary on current styles. By  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mila Ganeva
ISBN: 9781571135162 1571135162 9781782044482 1782044485
OCLC Number: 903890112
Description: 1 online resource (453 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction: On Fashion, Women, and ModernityThe Fashion Journalist: Flaneur or New Woman?Fashion Journalism at Ullstein HouseIn the Waiting Room of Literature: Helen Grund and the Practice of Fashion and Travel WritingWeimar Film as Fashion ShowThe MannequinsFashion and Fiction: Women's Modernity in Irmgard Keun's Novel GilgiEpilogueAppendix I: Biographical Information on Fashion Journalists and Fashion IllustratorsAppendix II: A List of German Feature Films about Fashion from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930sWorks CitedIndex
Series Title: Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual


New view of the crucial role of fashion discourse and practice in Weimar Germany and its significance for women.  Read more...


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Ganeva's carefully researched and clearly written study is not only interesting to film studies scholars for the part that deals explicitly with film. Instead, the entire book works out parallels Read more...

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