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.
|Title of host publication
|Geschlechter(un)ordnung und Politik in der Weimarer Republik
|Gabriele Metzler, Dirk Schumann
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - Dec 2016
|Schriften der Stiftung Reichspräsident-Friedrich -Ebert-Gedenkstätte