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Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century
     

Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

by Lynn Abrams, Elizabeth Harvey
 

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ISBN-10: 0822318962

ISBN-13: 9780822318965

Pub. Date: 12/10/1996

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822318965
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/10/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.54(d)

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