By Alison Rose
Despite a lot research of Viennese tradition and Judaism among 1890 and 1914, little examine has been performed to check the position of Jewish girls during this milieu. Rescuing a misplaced legacy, Jewish ladies in Fin de Siècle Vienna explores the myriad ways that Jewish girls contributed to the improvement of Viennese tradition and took part largely in politics and cultural spheres.
Areas of exploration comprise the schooling and family members lives of Viennese Jewish women and ranging levels of involvement of Jewish ladies in philanthropy and prayer, college lifestyles, Zionism, psychoanalysis and drugs, literature, and tradition. Incorporating normal reports of Austrian girls in this interval, Alison Rose additionally offers major findings concerning stereotypes of Jewish gender and sexuality and the politics of anti-Semitism, in addition to the impression of German tradition, feminist dialogues, and bourgeois self-images.
As contributors of 2 minority teams, Viennese Jewish ladies still used their involvement in quite a few hobbies to come back to phrases with their twin id in this interval of profound social turmoil. Breaking new flooring within the examine of perceptions and realities inside of a pivotal phase of the Viennese inhabitants, Jewish girls in Fin de Siècle Vienna applies the lens of gender in vital new ways.