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The Resource Women and family life in early modern German literature, Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre

Women and family life in early modern German literature, Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre

Label
Women and family life in early modern German literature
Title
Women and family life in early modern German literature
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writers of sixteenth-century German popular literature took great interest in describing, debating, commenting on, and prescribing gender roles, and discourses of gender can be traced in texts of all kinds from this period. This book focuses on popular works by Georg Wickram, Jakob Frey, Martin Montanus, and Johann Fischart, all of whom published novels, joke books, plays and/or moral treatises on marriage and family life in Strasbourg in the sixteenth century. Their works express not only their own ideas on women's roles as wives and mothers, but also societal values at a time of religious, political, and cultural change. The view of gender issues provided by these writers is not a simple one, as they ascribed widely varying characteristics to 'woman' and her relationship to 'man.' The book thus analyzes the social and cultural construction of the concept of 'woman' as indicated not only by the narrators' comments, but also by the relationships and roles of men and women characters in the narratives. Overall, the focus is on the disparities that persisted in the sixteenth-century discourse of gender, confusing all attempts to arrive at definitive gender roles. In the end, the study argues for something that can best be described as a 'flowing continuity' or a 'continuous flow' in the discourses that form the sixteenth-century concepts of 'woman' and 'man.' Elisabeth Wåghäll-Nivre is associate professor of German at Växjö University, Sweden
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Cataloging source
N$T
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1961-
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Wåghäll Nivre, Elisabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
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
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Families in literature
  • Littérature allemande
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Famille dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Families in literature
  • German literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Germany
  • Vrouwen
  • Gezin
  • Letterkunde
  • Duits
Label
Women and family life in early modern German literature, Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapbooks: Popular texts for a large audience -- The novels of Georg Wickram -- Woman, wife, witch?: The representation of woman in Johann Fischart's Geschichtklitterung -- Polizeiordnungen: Taming the shrew with common sense and the law
Control code
ocn299738754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136183
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt245vd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)299738754
Label
Women and family life in early modern German literature, Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapbooks: Popular texts for a large audience -- The novels of Georg Wickram -- Woman, wife, witch?: The representation of woman in Johann Fischart's Geschichtklitterung -- Polizeiordnungen: Taming the shrew with common sense and the law
Control code
ocn299738754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136183
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt245vd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)299738754

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