The Homosexual Scare and the Masculinization of German Politics before World War I

  title={The Homosexual Scare and the Masculinization of German Politics before World War I},
  author={Norman Domeier},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={737 - 759}
  • Norman Domeier
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Political Science
  • Central European History
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