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

TitleSexual Politics and Feminist Science: Women Sexologists in Germany, 1900-1933
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLeng, Kirsten
Number of Pages377
PublisherCornell University Press
CityIthaca, NY
Abstract

Leng's book makes it plain that women not only played active roles in the creation of sexual scientific knowledge but also made significant and influential interventions in the field. Sexual Politics and Feminist Science provides readers with an opportunity to rediscover and engage with the work of these pioneers. Leng highlights sexology's empowering potential for women, but also contends that in its intersection with eugenics, the narrative is not wholly celebratory. By detailing gendered efforts to understand and theorize sex through science, she reveals the cognitive biases and sociological prejudices that ultimately circumscribed the transformative potential of their ideas. 

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