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Unter dem Einfluss einer Krise der Männlichkeit : Leonhard Ragaz und sein Netzwerk

Epple, Ruedi

In:, 2016, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Forum: 1.1

1922 trat Leonhard Ragaz von seiner Professur für Theologie an der Universität Zürich zu-rück und zog mit seiner Familie nach Zürich Aussersihl, einem stark wachsenden Aussen-quartier mit Arbeiterbevölkerung. Er gründete dort ein sogenanntes Settlement, eine Siedlung wohlhabender oder gut gebildeter Leute in proletarischer Nachbarschaft. Seine Entscheidung, diesen aussergewöhnlichen...