By Nancy R. Reagin
Nancy Reagin analyzes the rhetoric, suggestions, and courses of greater than 80 bourgeois women's institutions in Hanover, a wide provincial capital, from the Imperial interval to the Nazi seizure of energy. She examines the social and demographic foundations of the Hanoverian women's circulation, interweaving neighborhood background with advancements at the nationwide point. utilizing the German event as a case examine, Reagin explores the hyperlinks among political conservatism and a feminist time table in accordance with a trust in innate gender differences.Reagin's research features a large choice of women's organizations—feminist, nationalist, spiritual, philanthropic, political, undefined. It specializes in the ways that bourgeois women's type historical past and political socialization, and their aid of the assumption of 'spiritual motherhood,' mixed inside an antidemocratic weather to supply a conservative, maternalist method of women's matters and different political concerns. in response to Reagin, the truth that the women's flow developed during this means is helping to give an explanation for why such a lot of middle-class girls discovered nationwide Socialism beautiful.
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Marital Status of Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant Activists, ca. 6. 1. A Social Profile of 18 Hanover Feminist Activists, ca. 1. Professional and White-Collar Women in Hanover, ca. 1925 222 Page xi Acknowledgments One of the most gratifying aspects of completing this studybeyond the golden knowledge that this project is finishedis that it gives me the chance to acknowledge all of the colleagues, friends, and relatives whose criticisms, encouragement, and help made this book possible. My work benefited from the assistance of many individuals and institutions.
Reagin. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. : alk. paper) 1. FeminismGermanyHannoverHistory19th century. 2. FeminismGermanyHannoverHistory20th century. 3. WomenGermanyHannoverHistory19th century. 4. WomenGermanyHannoverHistory20th century. I. Title. 42'0943dc20CIP 99 98 97 96 95 5 4 3 2 1 Page v FOR BILL Page vii Contents Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 Chapter 1. The Urban Backdrop 11 Chapter 2. Running Sewing Circles and Visiting the Poor: Women's Associations before 1890 23 Chapter 3.
The introduction of local democracy had not proved a happy development for the movement. In addition, the members of the women's movement, like other bourgeois Hanoverians, suffered materially during the Weimar period. The inflation of 1923 hit many clubwomen, dependent on pensions or fixed incomes, particularly hard. The growth within the women's movement in Hanover during the 1920s was on the right, by associations that largely rejected the BDF, but that nevertheless were part of the world of bourgeois clubwomen: some of these conservative organizations even belonged to the league of women's associations organized by local BDF leaders.
A German women's movement: class and gender in Hanover, 1880-1933 by Nancy R. Reagin