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Sexual Politics and Feminist Science: Women Sexologists in Germany, 1900-1933

Kirsten Leng


Sexual Politics and Feminist Science examines German-speaking women’s heretofore-neglected contributions to the rethinking of sex, gender, and sexuality taking place within sexology between 1900 and 1933. At a time when sex and gender were sites of intense political contestation, women engaged with new medico-scientific paradigms for understanding sex in order to theorize bodies, drives, and desires in ways that challenged the status quo, refuted misogynistic scientific pronouncements, and imagined new possibilities for gendered and sexual subjectivities. While pointing out sexology’s empoweri ... More

Keywords: Sexology, Feminism, Germany, Sexual Politics, History of Sexuality, History of Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501709302
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501709302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirsten Leng, author
University of Massachusetts Amherst