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The Resource Good girls, good Germans : girls' education and emotional nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany, Jennifer Drake Askey

Good girls, good Germans : girls' education and emotional nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany, Jennifer Drake Askey

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Good girls, good Germans : girls' education and emotional nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany
Title
Good girls, good Germans
Title remainder
girls' education and emotional nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Drake Askey
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The age of nationalism in nineteenth-century Germany generally conjures up images of the Prussian military, Fürst Otto von Bismarck, and Hohenzollern kings who welded together a nation out of disparate principalities through war and domestic social policy. Good Girls, Good Germans looks at how girls and young women became "national" during this period by participating in the national community in the home, in state-sponsored Töchterschulen, and in their reading of Mädchenliteratur. By learning to subordinate desires for individual agency to the perceived needs of the national community -- what Askey calls "emotional nationalism"--Girls could fulfill their class- and gender-specific roles in society and discover a sense of their importance for the progress of the German nation. Informed by recent historical research on nineteenth-century nationalism, Good Girls, Good Germans demonstrates how the top-down construction of a national identity, especially in girls' education, came to be experienced by reading girls. Chapters in this book examine literature published for and taught to girls that encouraged readers to view domestic duties -- and even romance -- as potential avenues for national expression. By aligning her heart with the demands of the nation, a girl could successfully display her national involvement within the confines of the private sphere. Jennifer Drake Askey is Coordinator of Academic Program Development at Wilfrid Laurier University
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1970-
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Askey, Jennifer Drake
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture
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  • German literature
  • Girls
  • National characteristics, German, in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • German literature
  • Girls
  • National characteristics, German, in literature
  • Sex role
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Germany
Label
Good girls, good Germans : girls' education and emotional nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany, Jennifer Drake Askey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Emotional nationalism and Germany's daughters -- Nationalist education and Prussia's Hohere Tochter -- Father's library: German classics in girls' schools and the ownership of German culture -- Madchenliteratur I-Backfischbucher and historical novels -- Madchenliteratur II-Queen Luise
Control code
ocn849246457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571138491
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt31f58t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849246457
Label
Good girls, good Germans : girls' education and emotional nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany, Jennifer Drake Askey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Emotional nationalism and Germany's daughters -- Nationalist education and Prussia's Hohere Tochter -- Father's library: German classics in girls' schools and the ownership of German culture -- Madchenliteratur I-Backfischbucher and historical novels -- Madchenliteratur II-Queen Luise
Control code
ocn849246457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571138491
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31f58t
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849246457

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