By Julie Koser

ISBN-10: 081013232X

ISBN-13: 9780810132320

ISBN-10: 0810132346

ISBN-13: 9780810132344

Armed Ambiguity is an interesting exam of the tropes of the woman warrior developed via print culture—including press reviews, novels, dramatic works, and lyrical texts—during the decades-long clash in Europe round 1800.

In it, Julie Koser sheds new mild on how women’s our bodies grew to become a battleground for competing social, cultural, and political agendas in a single of the most pivotal classes of recent historical past. She strains the ladies warriors in this work as reflections of the social and political weather in German-speaking lands, and he or she unearths how literary texts and cultural artifacts that highlight women’s armed riot perpetuated the false dichotomy of "public" as opposed to "private" spheres alongside a gendered fault line. Koser illuminates how reactionary visions of "ideal femininity" competed with subversive fantasies of latest femininities within the ideological conflict being waged over the restructuring of German society.

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