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"Language is Also a Place of Struggle": The Language of Feminism and the Language of American Germanistik

"Language is Also a Place of Struggle": The Language of Feminism and the Language of American... Abstract: In an effort to probe some of the causes for the problematic relationship between feminist inquiry and American Germanistik , the essay suggests a possible origin in the attitudes of those who saw a need in the post-World War II era either to depoliticize German language and literature or to view the future in a sort of entrenched pessimistic light. The gendered aspects of such perspectives are discussed and the hypothesis is offered that such pessimism and depoliticization did/do not bode well for an optimistic, political feminist movement. The particularly American aspects of our field are stressed, especially in terms of American feminism and how it can enhance our own work as American Germanists. (R.-E.B.J.) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Culture uni_neb

"Language is Also a Place of Struggle": The Language of Feminism and the Language of American Germanistik

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Copyright © 1993 University of Nebraska Press
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Abstract

Abstract: In an effort to probe some of the causes for the problematic relationship between feminist inquiry and American Germanistik , the essay suggests a possible origin in the attitudes of those who saw a need in the post-World War II era either to depoliticize German language and literature or to view the future in a sort of entrenched pessimistic light. The gendered aspects of such perspectives are discussed and the hypothesis is offered that such pessimism and depoliticization did/do not bode well for an optimistic, political feminist movement. The particularly American aspects of our field are stressed, especially in terms of American feminism and how it can enhance our own work as American Germanists. (R.-E.B.J.)

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Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Cultureuni_neb

Published: Oct 13, 1993

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