Lynn Abrams is a lecturer in history at the University of Glasgow. Elizabeth Harvey is a lecturer in history at the University of Liverpool.
Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuryby Lynn Abrams, Elizabeth Harvey
This collection of essays by scholars from England, Germany, and the United States brings together important and innovative work on gender relations in German history from the early modern period to the 1950s. Offering fresh insights and challenging interpretations, the essays demonstrate how the norms of political, social, and sexual behavior for both sexes are… See more details below
This collection of essays by scholars from England, Germany, and the United States brings together important and innovative work on gender relations in German history from the early modern period to the 1950s. Offering fresh insights and challenging interpretations, the essays demonstrate how the norms of political, social, and sexual behavior for both sexes are the objects of regulation and control, and are matters of conflict, debate, and negotiation. A substantial introduction reviews the historiography relating the major themes of the collection.
Topics include childbirth, abortion, and the female body in early modern Germany; the roots of German feminism; gender, class, and medicine during World War I and during the Weimar republic; female homosexuality during the Nazi period; East and West German reconstruction following World War II and the formation of a gendered consumer culture.
This book will stimulate readers to think more deeply about the importance of gender in German history, and prove to be an invaluable resource for those interested in women’s studies and in German and European history.
Contributors. Lynn Abrams, Elizabeth Harvey, Dagmar Herzog, Kate Lacey, Katherine Pence, Ulinka Rublack, Claudia Schoppman, Regina Schulte, Cornelie Usborne, Heide Wunder
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Table of Contents
|Notes on contributors|
|1||Introduction: gender and gender relations in German history||1|
|2||Gender norms and their enforcement in early modern Germany||39|
|3||The public body: policing abortion in early modern Germany||57|
|4||Religious dissent and the roots of German feminism||81|
|5||Companionship and conflict: the negotiation of marriage relations in the nineteenth century||101|
|6||The sick warrior's sister: nursing during the First World War||121|
|7||Wise women, wise men and abortion in the Weimar Republic: gender, class and medicine||143|
|8||National Socialist policies towards female homosexuality||177|
|9||Driving the message home: Nazi propaganda in the private sphere||189|
|10||Labours of consumption: gendered consumers in post-war East and West German reconstruction||211|
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