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‘Anarchist Amazons’: The Gendering of Radicalism in 1970s West Germany

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dc.contributor.authorRosenfeld, Alan-
dc.identifier.citationRosenfeld, A. (2009). ‘Anarchist Amazons’: The Gendering of Radicalism in 1970s West Germany. Journal of Contemporary European History, 19(4), 351–374.
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dc.description.abstractThis article examines the intersection between reactions to urban guerrilla violence and anxieties over the women's liberation movement in 1970s West Germany. State officials and the mainstream press focused a disproportionate amount of attention on women's contributions to left-wing violence, claiming that female guerrillas suffered from an 'excess of women's liberation'. However, while commentators juxtaposed domineering women with effeminate men, the actual experiences of women inside groups such as the Red Army Faction often featured expressions of male dominance. Evidence suggests that female guerrillas suffered more from a compulsion to self-sacrifice than excessive emancipation.en_US
dc.format.extent21 pagesen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.title‘Anarchist Amazons’: The Gendering of Radicalism in 1970s West Germanyen_US
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