Love in the Time of Communism: Intimacy and Sexuality in the GDR

Love in the Time of Communism: Intimacy and Sexuality in the GDR

by Josie McLellan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521727617
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Josie McLellan is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Bristol. Her previous publications include Antifascism and Memory in East Germany: Remembering the International Brigades, 1945�989 (2004).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the East German sexual revolution; 2. 'A bit of freedom': sex and young people; 3. Marriage and monogamy; 4. 'The dictatorship of love': sex, love, and state hypocrisy; 5. Gay men, lesbians, and the struggle for the public sphere; 6. The naked republic: nudism; 7. Picturing sex: East German erotica; 8. Conclusion: space for love?

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