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Cultures of abortion in Weimar Germany

Author: Cornelie Usborne
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Series: Monographs in German history, v. 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Abortion in the Weimar Republic is a compelling subject since it provoked public debates and campaigns of an intensity rarely matched elsewhere. It proved so explosive because populationist, ecclesiastical and political concerns were heightened by cultural anxieties of a modernity in crisis. Based on an exceptionally rich source material (e.g., criminal court cases, doctors' case books, personal diaries, feature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Usborne, Cornelie, 1942-
Cultures of abortion in Weimar Germany.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2007
(OCoLC)846185524
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelie Usborne
ISBN: 9781845453893 1845453891
OCLC Number: 181368696
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Towards a cultural history of abortion --
Cultural representation : abortion on stage, screen and in fiction --
Medical termination of pregnancy : theory and practice --
Abortion in the marketplace : lay practitioners and doctors compete --
Women's own voices : female perceptions of abortion --
Abortion as an everyday experience in village life : a case study from Hesse --
Abortion in early twentieth-century Germany : continuity and change.
Series Title: Monographs in German history, v. 17.
Responsibility: Cornelie Usborne.
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Explores different attitudes and experiences of those women who sought to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and those who helped or hindered them. This study analyzes the dichotomy between medical  Read more...

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-[The author's] careful analysis of multiple discourses, makes clear how innovative the debate over abortion in Weimar Germany was. The popular cultural evidence and the medical discourse and the Read more...

 
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