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Author Ganeva, Mila.

Title Women in Weimar fashion : discourses and displays in German culture, 1918-1933 / Mila Ganeva
Published Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series Screen cultures
Screen cultures.
Contents Introduction : on fashion, women, and modernity -- The fashion journalist : flâneur or new woman? -- Fashion journalism at Ullstein House -- In the waiting room of literature : Hellen Grund and the practice of fashion and travel writing -- Weimar film as fashion show -- The mannequins -- Fashion and fiction : women's modernity in Irmgard Keun's novel Gilgi
Summary "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." "This book re-evaluates paradigmatic concepts of German modernism such as the flaneur, the Flaneur, and Neue Sachlichkeit in the light of primary material unearthed in archival research: fashion vignettes, essays, short stories, travelogues, novels, films, documentaries, newsreels, and photographs. Unlike other studies of Weimar culture that have ignored the crucial role of fashion, the book proposes a new genealogy of women's modernity by focusing on the discourse and practice of Weimar fashion, in which the women were transformed from objects of male voyeurism into subjects with complex, ambivalent, and constantly shifting experiences of metropolitan modernity."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-226) and index
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Subject Fashion in literature.
Fashion in motion pictures.
Fashion -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
German literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
German literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures, German -- History.
Popular culture -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1571138099 (electronic bk.)
1782044485 (electronic bk)
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