Magnus Hirschfeld and the Quest for Sexual Freedom: A History of the First International Sexual Freedom Movement

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Springer, Nov 8, 2010 - History - 204 pages
This volume is the first full-length study on pioneering sexologist and sexual rights activist, Magnus Hirschfeld, that examines his impact on the politics and culture of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Germany and the value of his rationalist humanist approach for contemporary debates on sexual rights.
 

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Contents

1 Early Years and Cultural Context
1
2 Evolution of Hirschfelds Scientific Outlook
31
3 Politics War and Activism
87
4 Panhumanistic Cosmopolitanism Exile and Final Years
133
5 Epilogue
142
Appendix 1 Chronology of Hirschfelds Life
151
A History of Germanys Antihomosexual Law
153
Notes
157
Bibliography
189
Index
197
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Elena Mancini received her Ph.D. in German Studies from Rutgers University. She has taught at Hunter College, Montclair University, and Rutgers, and is the Culture Editor for Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.

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