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The Aesthetics of Sexual Ethics: Geschlecht und Gesellschaft and Middle-Class Sexual Modernity in Fin-De-Siècle Germany

Lang, Birgit; Sutton, Katie


From its fin-de-siecle inception against the backdrop of Wilhelmine-era body culture and Lebensreform movements, the liberal German periodical Geschlecht und Gesellschaft consistently worked to push the boundaries of sexual discourse within a framework of bourgeois respectability. Until the end of World War I, it did so by prioritizing aesthetic discourse, with contributors undertaking progressive, sexually explicit readings of the Western canon, challenging controversial censorship decisions -...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford German Studies
DOI: 10.1179/0078719115Z.00000000083


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