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Religions 2016, 7(8), 97; doi:10.3390/rel7080097

Between Socialism and Feminism: Charlotte Glas (1873–1944)

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, Vienna 1010, Austria
Academic Editor: Malachi Hacohen
Received: 20 April 2016 / Revised: 3 July 2016 / Accepted: 11 July 2016 / Published: 2 August 2016
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This article explores how Charlotte Glas, a founding member of the Austrian Social Democratic Party and a leading figure in the public sphere during the late imperial period, attempted to advance the cause of workers’ rights and women’s emancipation. Charged with lèse-majesté following a public rally in 1893, and tried before a Viennese court, Glas was forced to confront both the repressive policies of the Habsburg state and the patriarchal practices of her society and her party. Ultimately, Glas chose to subordinate the fight for women’s suffrage to the broader socialist campaign for universal male suffrage. Her dilemmas as a woman, Jew and socialist were captured in the character of Therese Golowski in Arthur Schnitzler’s Der Weg ins Freie. View Full-Text
Keywords: Charlotte Glas; Arthur Schnitzler; Felix Salten; Socialism; Feminism; Jews; Women’s Suffrage; Vienna; Austria; Habsburg Monarchy Charlotte Glas; Arthur Schnitzler; Felix Salten; Socialism; Feminism; Jews; Women’s Suffrage; Vienna; Austria; Habsburg Monarchy
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Mattl, S. Between Socialism and Feminism: Charlotte Glas (1873–1944). Religions 2016, 7, 97.

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