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Christina Benninghaus. Die anderen Jugendlichen: Arbeitermadchen in der Weimarer Republik (The other young adults: Working-class girls in the Weimar Republic). Frankfurt: Campus, 1999. 334 pp; tables; no index. ISBN 3-593-35498-5 (pb).
"Sag mir, wo die Madchen sind" is a collection of published papers that were presented at a symposium held in Wittenberg, Germany, in 1996. Scholars from Germany, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States came together to discuss the gender specificity of "youth" across centuries and cultures. In the published version, the presentations are grouped in three categories: youth, leisure, and popular culture; gender and delinquency; and memories of youth. Contributions range from the correlation between gender and violence in British youth gangs of the late nineteenth century to a statistical analysis of the female experience of the East German youth organization Free German Youth.
As a volume, "Sag mir, wo die Madchen sind" attempts to cover too much terrain to provide a coherent analysis of its subject matter. …