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Sex, freedom, and power in imperial Germany, 1880-1914 /
Edward Ross Dickinson.
imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
description
xi, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
110704071X (hardback), 9781107040717 (hardback)
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imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
isbn
110704071X (hardback)
9781107040717 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: sex, politics, and modernity I; Part I. Moral Reform, 1880-1900: 1. Christian men and morality; 2. 'A Spirit of Insubordination': popular culture, modernism, and morality; 3. The politics of morality, class, and gender; 4. Religion, women, and morality; 5. Isolation and impact; Part II: Sexual Radicalism, 1900-14: 6. Social democratic sexual ethics; 7. Homosexual rights; 8. Syphilis and salvation; 9. Sex reform; 10. Religion of love; Part III: Conflict, 1908-14: 11. Men, sex, and science; 12. Confrontations, 1908-14; 13. Conclusion: sex, politics, and modernity II.
abstract
"This is a study of the intense, complex, and escalating debate over sexuality and sexual morality that roiled politics in Germany between 1880 and 1914. That debate was grounded in the rapid evolution and growing complexity of German society - the multiplication of cultural groupings, professional associations, and social movements; the emergence of new social groups, social milieus, and professions; the rapid development of the media and commercial entertainments; and so on. All parties involved understood it to be a debate over the most fundamental question of modern political life: how to secure both national power and individual freedom in the context of rapid social and cultural change"--
catalogue key
9245575
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-332) and index.
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This is a study of debate over sexuality and sexual morality that roiled politics in Germany between 1880 and 1914. All parties involved understood it to be a debate over the most fundamental question of modern political life: how to secure both national power and individual freedom in the context of rapid social and cultural change.
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This is a study of the intense, complex, and escalating debate over sexuality and sexual morality that roiled politics in Germany between 1880 and 1914. That debate was grounded in the rapid evolution and growing complexity of German society - the multiplication of cultural groupings, professional associations, and social movements; the emergence of new social groups, social milieus, and professions; the rapid development of the media and commercial entertainments; and so on. All parties involved understood it to be a debate over the most fundamental question of modern political life: how to secure both national power and individual freedom in the context of rapid social and cultural change.

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