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Studies in Gender History

The Politics of the Body in Weimar Germany

Women’s Reproductive Rights and Duties

Authors: Usborne, Cornelie

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This book analyses how the Weimar Republic put Germany in the forefront of social reform and women's emancipation with wide-ranging maternal welfare programmes and labour protection laws. Its enlightened policy of family planning and liberalised abortion laws offered women a new measure of control over their lives. But the new politics of the body also increased state intervention, the power of the medical profession and the tendency to sacrifice women's rights to national interests whenever the Volk seemed in danger of 'racial decline'.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of the Body in Weimar Germany
Book Subtitle
Women’s Reproductive Rights and Duties
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Gender History
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Cornelie Usborne
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-12244-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-12244-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-54771-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-12246-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 324
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