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The Resource Reforming sex : the German movement for birth control and abortion reform, 1920-1950, Atina Grossmann

Reforming sex : the German movement for birth control and abortion reform, 1920-1950, Atina Grossmann

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Reforming sex : the German movement for birth control and abortion reform, 1920-1950
Title
Reforming sex
Title remainder
the German movement for birth control and abortion reform, 1920-1950
Statement of responsibility
Atina Grossmann
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920 to 1950, Atina Grossmann reconstructs the complicated history of a movement that has been romanticized as the harbinger of 1960s sexual radicalism and demonized as a precursor to Nazi racial policy, but mostly buried and obscured by Nazi bookburnings and repression. Relying on a broad range of sources - from police reports, films and personal interviews to sex manuals unearthed from library basements and secondhand bookstores - the book analyzes a remarkable mass mobilization during the turbulent and innovative Weimar years of doctors and laypeople for women's rights to abortion and public access to birth control and sex education
  • Reforming Sex takes on questions of international context and comparison as well as continuity and discontinuity in twentieth century German history in a manner that other studies have not. The book follows Weimar sex reformers into the Third Reich, to exile around the world, and into both the Eastern and Western zones of postwar Germany. It demonstrates how deeply rooted eugenics ideology and American and Bolshevik models of modernity were in the Weimar movement. It also examines the drastic rupture between sex reform notions of social health and National Socialist population policy. The story of German sex reform provides a new perspective on post-World War II family planning programs; it sheds light on the long and lively background to current controversies about abortion, the role of doctors and the state in determining women's right to control their own bodies, and the possibilities for reforming and transforming sexual relations between men and women
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Grossmann, Atina
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Birth control
  • Contraception
  • Abortion
  • Eugenics
  • Family Planning Services
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Contraception
  • Eugenics
  • Germany
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Reforming sex : the German movement for birth control and abortion reform, 1920-1950, Atina Grossmann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-285) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: New Women and Families in the New Germany -- 2. "Prevent: Don't Abort": The Medicalization and Politicization of Sexuality -- 3. Birth Control, Marriage, and Sex Counseling Clinics: The Administration of Sex Reform -- 4. "Your Body Belongs to You": Abortion and the 1931 Campaign Against Paragraph 218 -- 5. Forbidden Love: Sex Reform and the Crisis of the Republic, 1931 to 1933 -- 6. Continuity and Discontinuity: Gleichschaltung and the Destruction of the Sex Reform Movement -- 7. Weimar Sex Reform in Exile -- 8. No Zero Hour: Abortion and Birth Control in Postwar Germany
Control code
30593420
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 304 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195056723
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94013050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1652604
Label
Reforming sex : the German movement for birth control and abortion reform, 1920-1950, Atina Grossmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: New Women and Families in the New Germany -- 2. "Prevent: Don't Abort": The Medicalization and Politicization of Sexuality -- 3. Birth Control, Marriage, and Sex Counseling Clinics: The Administration of Sex Reform -- 4. "Your Body Belongs to You": Abortion and the 1931 Campaign Against Paragraph 218 -- 5. Forbidden Love: Sex Reform and the Crisis of the Republic, 1931 to 1933 -- 6. Continuity and Discontinuity: Gleichschaltung and the Destruction of the Sex Reform Movement -- 7. Weimar Sex Reform in Exile -- 8. No Zero Hour: Abortion and Birth Control in Postwar Germany
Control code
30593420
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 304 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195056723
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94013050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1652604

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