author={Mark Fenemore},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={763 - 779}
  • M. Fenemore
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT This article sets out to explore the extent and to test the limits of the history of sexuality in twentieth-century Germany. It examines the ways in which sexuality can be explored from above and below. Drawing on medical-legal definitions of sexuality, feminist debates about sexuality, the science of sexology, and advice literature, the article sets out the state of debate together with ways that it might develop in the future. Arguing in favour of a milieu-specific history of… Expand
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ABSTRACT Over the last forty years, the history of sexuality has developed into a vibrant historical genre. Despite the diversity of the resulting academic literature, within it is an often implicitExpand
Sexual Liberation, Socialist Style: Communist Czechoslovakia and the Science of Desire, 1945-1989
This is the first account of sexual liberation in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Kateřina Liskova reveals how, in the case of Czechoslovakia, important aspects of sexuality were alreadyExpand
Complexity, Contingency, and Coherence in the History of Sexuality in Modern Germany: Some Theoretical and Interpretive Reflections
Abstract The politics of sexuality in modern Germany was complicated, contradictory, and multivalent. Reflecting on how to conceptualize that complexity is worthwhile, for doing so allows us toExpand
From ‘puritanical goosebumps’ to the nostalgic longing for heterosexual harmony: the emotional organisation of sexuality in relationship education in the 1970s and 1980s
ABSTRACT Comprehensive approaches to sex education emphasise an integration of the mind and the body via emotions. Drawing on the historiographical shift towards the study of emotions, this paperExpand
Sex under socialism: From emancipation of women to normalized families in Czechoslovakia
Sexuality in communist Czechoslovakia was to a large extent informed by an expert discourse of sexology. Analyzing sexual advice books published by sexologists for the general public in the 1950s andExpand
The Gemeinschaft der Eigenen and the Cultural Politics of Homoeroticism in Germany, 1896-1933
The Gemeinschaft der Eigenen (The Society of the Self-Determined) was established in 1903 on the outskirts of Berlin to realize the social and political goals espoused by its leader: the author,Expand
“Humanitarian Hedonists” as Sex Educators: The Medical and Political Work of Fritz Brupbacher (1874–1945) and Paulette Brupbacher (1880–1967)
This paper outlines the work of two important sex educators and sexual reformers in the first half of the 20th century, the Swiss couple Fritz and Paulette Brupbacher. In their writings and lectures,Expand
Female Sexual Desire and Male Honor: German Women’s Illicit Love Affairs with Prisoners of War during the Second World War
There is not much else to say since you will know yourself that you can never again be part of my life after your shameful behavior. I wanted to do everything to make you happy but you deceived meExpand


'A New Morality': Left-wing Intellectuals on Sexuality in Weimar Germany
A glance at recent historical publications teaches us that the study of sexuality and sexual behaviour is becoming a respectable subject in cultural history. An important example is Peter Gay's studyExpand
Gender, Sexuality, and Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past
In the years leading to the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War, popular books and films have sparked lively discussions about the ways Germans use gender and sexuality toExpand
Racism and Sexism in Nazi Germany: Motherhood, Compulsory Sterilization, and the State
  • Gisela Bock
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1983
By presenting some largely unexplored features of women's lives under National Socialism in Germany, this essay considers larger questions about the complex connections between racism and sexism. ItExpand
Hubris and Hypocrisy, Incitement and Disavowal: Sexuality and German Fascism
What is the relationship between sexual and other kinds of politics? Few cultures have posed this puzzle as urgently, or as disturbingly, as Nazi Germany. The answers are multiple and as yetExpand
The continuum of sexual violence in occupied germany, 1945-49
Abstract This article explores male sexual violence against German women in Occupied Germany, 1945-49. Drawing upon the feminist sociological concept of a ‘continuum of sexual violence’, it arguesExpand
Sex with a Purpose: Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Militarized Masculinity in the Third Reich
This essay will discuss the apparently contradictory stances toward sexuality in the Third Reich by examining the regime’s policies on prostitution and venereal disease control and by presentingExpand
Sexuality and Nazism: The Doubly Unspeakable?
TH E H I S T O R Y O F S E X U A L I T Y in Nazi Germany unites two subjects vulnerable to sensationalist coverage: sex and Nazism. Film scholars have observed a tendency to eroticize NationalExpand
Ecstasies of the Young: Sexuality, the Youth Movement, and Moral Panic in Germany on the Eve of the First World War
  • J. Williams
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Central European History
  • 2001
The countercultural trend of 1913 culminated in the Hoher Meissner festival in mid-October, when the two most influential youth movement publications of that year joined the language of countercultural rebellion with unconventional discussions of adolescent sexuality. Expand
Telling Sexual Stories in the Nazi Courts of Law: Race Defilement in Germany, 1933 to 1945
IN T H E N I N E T E E N T H-C E N T U R Y imagination, miscegenation with “nonEuropean” races, particularly Jews and blacks, who were deemed figures of pathological and deviant sexuality, wasExpand
The Growing Pains of the History of Sexuality
Beth Bailey, Sex in the Heartland, Cambridge, MA and London, Harvard University Press, 1999; pp. 265; ISBN 0 674 00974 6 Roger Davidson, Dangerous Liaisons: A Social History of Venereal Disease inExpand