The Politics Of The Body In Weimar Germany: Women's Reproductive Rights And Duties by Cornelie UsborneThe Politics Of The Body In Weimar Germany: Women's Reproductive Rights And Duties by Cornelie Usborne

The Politics Of The Body In Weimar Germany: Women's Reproductive Rights And Duties

byCornelie Usborne

Paperback | January 1, 1992

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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'.
Title:The Politics Of The Body In Weimar Germany: Women's Reproductive Rights And DutiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.17 inPublished:January 1, 1992Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1349122467

ISBN - 13:9781349122462

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Table of Contents

List of Plates - Preface - List of Abbreviations - Introduction: Historic Background to the Population Debate - Maternity: Production Versus Reproduction - Sexuality: The Battle against Sexual Immorality - Contraception: A Cure for the Body Politic - Abortion: Politics and Medicine - Conclusion - Appendices - Notes - Bibliography - Index