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O'Brien, Traci S. 1968-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 701 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Traci S O'Brien
Enlightened reactions : emancipation, gender, and race in German women's writing by Traci S O'Brien( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightened Reactions : Emancipation, Gender, and Race in German Women’s Writing by Traci S O'Brien( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates a central contradiction in the Enlightenment thinking of emancipatory German women’s writing of the nineteenth century. Ida von Hahn-Hahn, Fanny Lewald, and Ottilie Assing wrote passionate arguments in favor of the emancipation of women, Jews, and blacks, promoting Enlightenment ideals of human worth and social contribution. They protested these groups’ exclusion from social participation on the basis of purportedly natural criteria such as gender or race. However, their rhetoric of emancipation also relied on racializing discourse, demonstrating that these women writers, too, frequently supported social equality at the expense of another excluded group. The author develops her argument by analyzing Hahn-Hahn’s fiction and travel writings set in the Middle East, Lewald’s novels and letters about women and Jews in Germany, and Assing’s «Reports from America» in favor of the abolition of African slavery in the United States. This wide-ranging comparative study offers a unique insight into German women’s contribution to emancipatory struggles around the world
Autonomy and subjugation : the dynamics of emancipation and race in the writings of precolonial German women authors by Traci S O'Brien( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightened Reactions: Emancipation, Gender, and Race in German Women's Writing (Women in German Literature) by Traci S O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Observations across generations in East Germany before and after the fall of the wall by Rebecca Audrey Schrenk( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall almost 25 years ago, various differences between East and West Germans have been made more noticeable, which most likely results from differing ideologies, social, and economic situations. Some of these differences have been passed down from parents who were raised in the East to their children, including those who were old enough to form opinions before reunification, and those born after who know only a Germany in the European Union. Prior research on this topic and memoirs are limited, and little research has been performed since shortly after reunification. After spending a summer in the former East as a student, the author began researching what laws and societal norms could have led to opinions voiced by parents and children on both sides of the wall
 
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Alternative Names
O'Brien, Traci 1968-

Languages
English (21)