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Marianne or Germania?: Nationalizing Women in Alsace, 1870-1946

Elizabeth Vlossak


This book studies modern Alsatian history using gender as a category of historical analysis, and the first to record the experiences of the region's women from 1870 to 1946. Relying on an extensive array of documentary, visual and literary material, national and regional publications, oral testimonies, and previously-unused archival sources gathered in France, Germany and Britain, the book contributes to the growing literature on the relationship between gender, the nation and citizenship, and between nationalism and feminism. It does so by focusing on the roles, both passive and active, that ... More

Keywords: Alsace, gender, nationalism, French nation-building, German nation-building, citizenship, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199561117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Vlossak, author
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brock University