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Author Usborne, Cornelie, 1942-

Title Cultures Of Abortion In Weimar Germany
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (296 pages)
Series Monographs in German History
Monographs in German history.
Summary Abortion in the Weimar Republic is a compelling subject since it provoked public debates and campaigns of an intensity rarely matched elsewhere. It proved so explosive because populationist, ecclesiastical and political concerns were heightened by cultural anxieties of a modernity in crisis. Based on an exceptionally rich source material (e.g., criminal court cases, doctors' case books, personal diaries, feature films, plays and literary works), this study explores different attitudes and experiences of those women who sought to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and those who helped or hindered
Notes Print version record
Subject Abortion -- Social aspects -- Germany.
Abortion -- Germany -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857453629 (electronic bk.)
9780857453624 (electronic bk.)