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Bawdy Bodies or Moral Agency? The Struggle for Identity in Working-Class Autobiographies of Imperial Germany

Bawdy Bodies or Moral Agency? The Struggle for Identity in Working-Class Autobiographies of... <p> Master narratives in Imperial Germany typically equated "the laborer" with immoral bodies. Proletarian autobiographers insisted that wretched existential conditions caused working-class bawdiness, and devised counterstories to the ideological theft of moral agency. Class-conscious male authors outlined a proletarian morality, while female authors in general claimed either a private or bourgeois respectability for themselves. </p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Bawdy Bodies or Moral Agency? The Struggle for Identity in Working-Class Autobiographies of Imperial Germany

Biography , Volume 28 (4) – Jan 9, 2006

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2005 Biographical Research Center.
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0162-4962
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1529-1456

Abstract

<p> Master narratives in Imperial Germany typically equated "the laborer" with immoral bodies. Proletarian autobiographers insisted that wretched existential conditions caused working-class bawdiness, and devised counterstories to the ideological theft of moral agency. Class-conscious male authors outlined a proletarian morality, while female authors in general claimed either a private or bourgeois respectability for themselves. </p>

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 9, 2006

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