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"At the end of the nineteenth century, Austro-Hungarian society was undergoing a significant re-evaluation of gender roles and identities. Debates on these issues revealed deep anxieties within the multi-ethnic empire that did not resolve themselves with its dissolution in 1918. The concepts of gender and modernity were modified by the various regimes that ruled the empire's successor states in the twentieth century and have been redefined again in the post-Communist period, but the Habsburg Monarchy's influence on gender and modernity in Central Europe is still palpable." "With a truly interdisciplinary approach ︣drawing on the fields of women's studies, gender studies, sociology, history, literature, art, and psychoanalysis t︣hat touches on gender roles, sexual identities, misogyny, painting, writing, minorities ︣this volume explores the lasting impact of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in contemporary Central Europe, which is fraught with gender conflict and tension between modernist and anti-modernist forces."--page 4 of cover.

Title Gender and modernity in Central Europe : the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and its legacy / edited by Agatha Schwartz.
Co-Author Schwartz, Agata, 1961-
Publisher Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press
Creation Date 2010
Content Constructing gender in Vienna and Beyond. Ethnic and sexual tension in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy : a case of mistaken identity in Grete Meisel-Hess's "Zwei vergnügte Tage" / Helga Thorson
Public debates and private jokes in Gustav Klimt's The Kiss : effeminate aestheticism, virile masculinity, or both? / Jill Scott
Modernity and masculinity : cycling in Hungary at the end of the 19th century / Miklós Hadas
Czech mates : locating and gendering the competing Habsburgian presences at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 / Susan Ingram -- The impact of Viennese modernity in literature. Svevo's Uomo senza qualità : Musil and modernism in Italy / Saskia Elizabeth Ziolkowski
Everything the same as here : misogyny in Czech Modernist poetry at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century / Marcin Filipowicz -- The contribution of Jewish women to Viennese modernity. The Jewish salons of Vienna / Alison Rose
If a woman should be true to her natural destiny, she ought not to compete with men : Jewish intellectual women between anti-semitism and misogyny in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna / Michaela Raggam-Blesch -- Early psychoanalysis and its legacy. Woman as theory and theory-maker in the early years of psychoanalysis / Anna Borgos
Metapsychological mythopoiesis : on Sándor Ferenczi's theory of sexual difference and the agonic conception of life / J. Edgar Bauer
Gender, hysteria, and war neurosis / Ferenc Erõs -- The historical and cultural legacy of Austria-Hungary. The intnernment of political suspects in Austria-Hungary during the First Wolrd War : a violent legacy? / Matthew Stibbe
Engendering borders : the Austro-Yugoslav Border Conflict following the First World War / Tina Bahovec
From "Guardian angel of Hungary" to "Sissi look-alike contest" : the making and remaking of the cult of Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary / Judith Szapor.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-287) and index.
Format vi, 337 pages : ill., facsims
23 cm.
Language English
Identifier ISBN9780776607269
System Number 990037388070205171

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