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Genders and Sexualities in History

Sexual Treason in Germany during the First World War

Authors: Todd, Lisa M.

  • Provides the first comprehensive study of sexual lives in Germany and German-occupied Europe during the First World War
  • Utilizes a wide variety of sources from state agencies including government correspondence and health records
  • Explains how the discourses and lived realities of wartime can provide insight into the nationalization of the private body and state intervention in intimate affairs
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About this book

This book is the first comprehensive study of sexual lives in Germany and occupied Europe during the First World War. Reconsidering sex in war brings to life a whole cast of characters too often left out of the historical narrative:  widowed women who worked as prostitutes, fresh-faced recruits who experienced the war in a VD hospital, eugenicists who conflated sex and national decline, soldiers’ wives ostracized by neighbourhood rumour mills. By considering the confluence of public discourse, state policy, and everyday life, Lisa M. Todd adds to the growing body of knowledge on war and society in the twentieth century. By incorporating the 1914-1918 experience into the longer frame of the pre-war sex reform movement and the post-war Allied occupation of the Rhineland, this book is able to more fully evaluate the impact of the war years on the history of intimate relations in early twentieth-century Germany.

About the authors

Lisa M. Todd is Associate Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, where she teaches the history of modern Germany, war, genocide, gender, and sexuality. She is also director of the Network for the Study of Civilians, Soldiers and Society at the Milton F. Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society.

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eBook 69,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51514-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 90,94 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51513-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexual Treason in Germany during the First World War
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51514-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51514-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51513-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 227
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