Re-Producing the Class and Gender Divide: Fritz Lang's Metropolis

  title={Re-Producing the Class and Gender Divide: Fritz Lang's Metropolis},
  author={Gabriel Stoicea},
  journal={Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature \& Culture},
  pages={21 - 42}
  • G. Stoicea
  • Published 13 October 2010
  • Art
  • Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Culture
The following article outlines the economy of gender relations in Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927). I approach the topic of gender relations from a previously neglected perspective that examines connections between gender, sexuality, and work as conceptualized by Marx and the early Socialists who preceded him. Close analyses of several key sequences will demonstrate that Metropolis translates cinematically the inversion of causality between work and sexuality that Marx introduced after the Saint… 
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