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Women at work: reflections on social identity and the private self in 'Die Polizistin' (2000), 'Willenbrock' (2005) and 'Steigerlied' (2013)

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dc.contributor.author Conacher, Jean E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-12T14:31:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-12T14:31:25Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1906165680 (HB)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6894
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract While commonly rejecting the label 'East German film director' , Andreas Dresen sets much of his work in the eastern half of Germany and engages frequently with the legacy of the GDR. In 2013, he participated in a television documentary project "16 x Deutschland" for the German TV channel ARD, which consisted of short films representing each of the German "Bundesländer". In focusing on Brandenburg in "Steigerlied", Dresen elected to follow Dani Kuboth during her working day at an open-cast mine in the Lausitz. Commenting on his choice, Dresen explained he felt working people were under-represented in the media and such mines remained a central feature of the Brandenburg landscape. What he omitted to say was that, for both ideological and economic reasons, women working in traditionally male domains were the norm within the GDR; Dani may seem unusual in 2013, but she is part of a reality stretching back over sixty years. Taking Dani as a starting point, this chapter explores representations of women at work within Dresen' s oeuvre, focusing on three films ("Die Polizistin", "Willenbrock" and "Steigerlied") in particular. It analyses how work is shown to provide a public identity for women and to afford them a private sense of self, and examines how this once normal experience is now challenged by the gaze of individual male characters and, ultimately, by Dresen himself. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Peter Lang en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Andreas Dresen, Preece, Julian & Hodgin Nick (eds), pp. 147-168
dc.relation.uri https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/11428?format=PBK
dc.rights This is the author's final copy of "Women at work: reflections on social identity and the private self in 'Die Polizistin' (2000), 'Willenbrock' (2005) and 'Steigerlied' (2013)" published inAndreas Dresen, Preece, Julian & Hodgin, Nick (eds). The original work can be found at: https://www.peterlang.com/search?q=conacher&source=%2Fproduct%2F11428 © 2017 Peter Lang en_US
dc.subject Andreas Dresen en_US
dc.title Women at work: reflections on social identity and the private self in 'Die Polizistin' (2000), 'Willenbrock' (2005) and 'Steigerlied' (2013) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-06-11T21:59:05Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.3726/b10540 (E-book)
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2692365
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Andreas Dresen
dc.description.status Peer reviewed


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