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The Resource Berlin coquette : prostitution and the new German woman, 1890-1933, Jill Suzanne Smith

Berlin coquette : prostitution and the new German woman, 1890-1933, Jill Suzanne Smith

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Berlin coquette : prostitution and the new German woman, 1890-1933
Title
Berlin coquette
Title remainder
prostitution and the new German woman, 1890-1933
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Jill Suzanne Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the "Whore of Babylon." Out of this reputation for debauchery grew an unusually rich discourse around prostitution. In Berlin Coquette, Jill Suzanne Smith shows how this discourse transcended the usual clichés about prostitutes and actually explored complex visions of alternative moralities or sexual countercultures including the "New Morality" articulated by feminist radicals, lesbian love, and the "New Woman." Combining extensive archival research with close readings of a broad spectrum of texts and images from the late Wilhelmine and Weimar periods, Smith recovers a surprising array of productive discussions about extramarital sexuality, women's financial autonomy, and respectability. She highlights in particular the figure of the cocotte (Kokotte), a specific type of prostitute who capitalized on the illusion of respectable or upstanding womanhood and therefore confounded easy categorization. By exploring the semantic connections between the figure of the cocotte and the act of flirtation (of being coquette), Smith's work presents flirtation as a type of social interaction through which both prostitutes and non-prostitutes in Imperial and Weimar Berlin could express extramarital sexual desire and agency.--
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1972-
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Smith, Jill Suzanne
Dewey number
306.74094309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Signale Ithaca, N.Y
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  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution
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Berlin coquette : prostitution and the new German woman, 1890-1933, Jill Suzanne Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-211) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Berlin's bourgeois whores -- Sex, money, and marriage : prostitution as an instrument of conjugal critique -- Righteous women and lost girls : radical bourgeois feminists and the fight for moral reform -- Naughty Berlin? : new women, new spaces, and erotic confusion -- Working girls : white-collar workers and prostitutes in late Weimar fiction -- Conclusion : Berlin coquette
Control code
FIEb17633540
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780801478345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • FIE
  • (OCoLC)850856474
Label
Berlin coquette : prostitution and the new German woman, 1890-1933, Jill Suzanne Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Berlin's bourgeois whores -- Sex, money, and marriage : prostitution as an instrument of conjugal critique -- Righteous women and lost girls : radical bourgeois feminists and the fight for moral reform -- Naughty Berlin? : new women, new spaces, and erotic confusion -- Working girls : white-collar workers and prostitutes in late Weimar fiction -- Conclusion : Berlin coquette
Control code
FIEb17633540
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780801478345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • FIE
  • (OCoLC)850856474

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