Body Biological to Body Politic: Women's Demands for Reproductive Self-Determination in World War I and Early Weimar Germany

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This chapter seeks to situate the struggles for reproductive freedom within the larger topic of women's citizenship. It teases out the manner in which an issue formerly regarded as private became part of public policy and gained political centrality and how women utilized this for their own ends.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCitizenship and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Germany
EditorsGeoff Eley, Jan Palmowski
Place of PublicationStanford
PublisherStanford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-0-8047-5204-6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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