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Jewish Women in Fin de Siecle Vienna

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Jewish Women in Fin de Siecle Vienna by Alison Rose
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Despite much study of Viennese culture and Judaism between 1890 and 1914, little research has been done to examine the role of Jewish women in this milieu. Rescuing a lost legacy, Jewish Women in Fin de Siecle Vienna explores the myriad ways in which Jewish women contributed to the development of Viennese culture and participated widely in politics and cultural spheres. Areas of exploration include the education and family lives of Viennese Jewish girls and varying degrees of involvement of Jewish women in philanthropy and prayer, university life, Zionism, psychoanalysis and medicine, literature, and culture. Incorporating general studies of Austrian women during this period, Alison Rose also presents significant findings regarding stereotypes of Jewish gender and sexuality and the politics of anti-Semitism, as well as the impact of German culture, feminist dialogues, and bourgeois self-images. As members of two minority groups, Viennese Jewish women nonetheless used their involvement in various movements to come to terms with their dual identity during this period of profound social turmoil. Breaking new ground in the study of perceptions and realities within a pivotal segment of the Viennese population, Jewish Women in Fin de Siecle Vienna applies the lens of gender in important new ways.

Author Biography

Alison Rose taught at the University of Rhode Island in Providence.
Release date Australia
January 4th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
15 b&w photos
Imprint
University of Texas Press
Pages
328
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780292721593
Product ID
3932225

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