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Kinder retten. Biopolitik in Stifters Erzählung "Der Waldgänger"


Giuriato, Davide (2015). Kinder retten. Biopolitik in Stifters Erzählung "Der Waldgänger". Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur, 40(2):441-458.

Abstract

Published in 1846, Der Waldgänger is the text in Stifter’s work that not only explores the figure of the child programmatically but does so with a deeply disturbing radicalness. This is nothing less than a key text, allowing an analytical approach to various aspects of the problematic of childhood. Up until now, it has not been taken into account that, with the motif of childlessness, Der Waldgänger relates to sociopolitical challenges of the time. In specific, the considerations of procreation and reproduction link into modern biopower discourse and practice (M. Foucault). Stifter thus champions a politics of saving children that had begun to emerge at the end of the 18th century.

Abstract

Published in 1846, Der Waldgänger is the text in Stifter’s work that not only explores the figure of the child programmatically but does so with a deeply disturbing radicalness. This is nothing less than a key text, allowing an analytical approach to various aspects of the problematic of childhood. Up until now, it has not been taken into account that, with the motif of childlessness, Der Waldgänger relates to sociopolitical challenges of the time. In specific, the considerations of procreation and reproduction link into modern biopower discourse and practice (M. Foucault). Stifter thus champions a politics of saving children that had begun to emerge at the end of the 18th century.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of German Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:430 German & related languages
Language:German
Date:2015
Deposited On:17 Dec 2015 09:30
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 15:56
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:0340-4528
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/iasl-2015-0022
Related URLs:http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/iasl (Publisher)

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