Gender and the Modern Research University: The Admission of Women to German Higher Education, 1865-1914

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Stanford University Press, 2003 - Broj stranica: 297
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In the 1890s, German feminists fighting for female higher education envied American women their small colleges. Yet by 1910, German women could study at any German university, a level of educational access not reached by American women until the 1960s. This book investigates this development as well as the cultural significance of the tremendous debate generated by aspiring female students.

Central to Mazón's analysis is the concept of academic citizenship, a complex discourse permeating German student life. Shaped by this ideal, the student years were a crucial stage in the formation of masculine identity in the educated middle class, and a female student was unthinkable. Only by emphasizing the need for female gynecologists and teachers did the women's movement carve out a niche for academic women.

Because the nineteenth-century German university was the model for the modern research university, the controversy resonates with contemporary American debates surrounding multiculturalism and higher education.

 

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World of Learning
19
What Will Become of Our Daughters? The Womens
50
The Debate
85
The Regulation of
115
Literary Images of the First Female
152
A Student Who Cant Get Drunk? Women Students
176
Conclusion
213
Notes 227
231
Selected Bibliography
271
Index of Names of Persons 289
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Patricia Mazon is Assistant Professor of History at the State University of New York at Buffalo."

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