Bio-Politics and Gender in the First World War and Weimar Republic

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    Despite attempts to consolidate traditional gender roles in both Kaiserreich and Weimar population policies, gender boundaries became blurred and gender hierarchies disturbed. Essential elite prescriptions for women provided a discursive space for resistance that was vital for their struggles to gain a wider public role and a political voice. This chapter examines how individual women experienced their embodies selves and how they maneuvered the body as an intermediary between self and society and self and partner or husband. However, the trajectory of women's increased agency proved to be always highly contested and often contradictory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeschlechter(un)ordnung und Politik in der Weimarer Republik
    EditorsGabriele Metzler, Dirk Schumann
    Place of PublicationBonn
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)978-3-8012-4236-7
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

    Publication series

    NameSchriften der Stiftung Reichspräsident-Friedrich -Ebert-Gedenkstätte

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