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Sex and the Weimar Republic.

Author: Laurie Marhoefer
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2015.
Series: German and European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sex and the Weimar Republic shows how, in Weimar Germany, the citizen's right to sexual freedom came with a duty to keep sexuality private, non-commercial, and respectable.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Marhoefer
ISBN: 1442649151 9781442649156 1442626577 9781442626577
OCLC Number: 994597123
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (359 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: The Opening Night of the Institute for Sexual Science, July 1919; The Players and Their Conflict; Scope, Limits, and Source Base; Chapter Outline; 1 Homosexual Emancipation, Censorship, and the Revolution of 1918-1919; The Politics of Sex in Imperial Germany; 1918-1919: The Collapse of the Dictatorship of Tradition; The Losing Battle for Strict Censorship; The Transformation of Homosexual Emancipation after 1918. Homosexual Emancipation and the Politics of Censorship in the Early Republic: The Trial of FriendshipThe Suppression of the Munich Friendship League; 2 Lesbianism, Reading, and Law; Lesbian and Transvestite Movements under the Weimar Republic; What Slumbered Within Her? The Importance of Reading to Same-sex Desire; To Contain Rather than to Prohibit: Law, Lesbian Sex, and Censorship; 3 Female Prostitution, Modern Heterosexuality, and the 1927 Venereal Disease Law; Replacing the Morals Police with "Welfare for the Morally Endangered": Feminism and the Architecture of the Venereal Disease Law. Feeblemindedness and Female Prostitution: Prostitutes' Opposition to the Reform and Reformers' ResponsesSexual Duties and the New Regime for Fighting Venereal Disease; Unintended Consequences of the Venereal Disease Law: The Battle for the Streets; 4 Male Prostitution, Homosexual Emancipation, and the 1929 Vote to Repeal the Sodomy Law; Men's Sex Work and Richard Linsert; The Vote to Repeal Paragraph 175; Hirschfeld's Resignation from the WhK after the Vote and Its Significance for Homosexual Emancipation; Degeneration and Sexual Liberation: The Weimar Settlement on Sexual Politics. 5 "The Third Sex Greets the Third Reich!": The Röhm Scandal, 1931-1932The Röhm Scandal; The Rule of Fists in the Reichstag: Reporting on the Beating of Klotz and the Röhm Letters; 6 The Politics of "Immoral" Sexuality in the Fall of the Weimar Republic and the Rise of the Nazis; Backlash?; Considering Backlash I: The Nazi Vote; Considering Backlash II: The Catholic Centre Party; Decadence and Cabaret: Why Do We Keep Identifying Sex as a Cause of the Weimar Republic's Fall? 1933 and After: Discontinuities between the Weimar and Nazi States on Sexual-political Questions and the Fates of Weimar-era ReformersConclusion: The Weimar Settlement on Sexual Politics; The Weimar Settlement; A Limit to the Settlement: Abortion; German Homosexual Emancipation and the Weimar Settlement; Beyond Homonormativity; Homosexual Emancipation and German National Identity; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: German and European studies.
Other Titles: German and European Studies

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