Gender Relations In German History
Power, Agency And Experience From The Sixteenth To The Twentieth Century
This collection of essays examines the construction of gender norms in early modern and modern Germany.; The modes of reinforcement by the state, the church, the law and marriage, and the resistance to these norms by individuals, are central to each of the contributions.; It examines discourses of the body and sexuality and the relations between gender and power. Similarly, the usefulness of the "public/private paradigm" familiar to gender historians is further challenged.
Table of Contents
Contents -- Preface -- Notes on contributors -- 1 Introduction: gender and gender relations in German history /Lynn Abrams and Elizabeth Harvey -- 2 Gender norms and their enforcement in early modern Germany /Heide Wunder -- 3 The public body: policing abortion in early modern Germany /Ulinka Rublack -- 4 Religious dissent and the roots of German feminism /Dagmar Herzog -- 5 Companionship and conflict: the negotiation of marriage relations in the nineteenth century /Lynn Abrams -- 6 The sick warrior's sister: nursing during the First World War /Regina Schulte -- 7 Wise women, wise men and abortion in the Weimar Republic: gender, class and medicine /Cornelie Usborne -- 8 National Socialist policies towards female homosexuality /Claudia Schoppmann -- 9 Driving the message home: Nazi propaganda in the private sphere /Kate Lacey -- 10 Labours of consumption: gendered consumers in post-war East and West German reconstruction /Katherine Pence -- Bibliography -- Index.
Lynn Abrams is a lecturer in history at the University of Glasgow. Elizabeth Harvey is a lecturer in history at the University of Liverpool.