The Disappearing Surplus: The Spinster in the Post-War Debate in Weimar Germany, 1918–1920
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Sharp, Ingrid - The Disappearing Surplus: The Spinster in the Post-War Debate in Weimar Germany, 1918–1920



Keywords:

Hausfrau | post-war debate | surplus women | Weimar Germany

ISFWWS-Keywords:

Germany | Gender | Britain | Politics | Women and War | Society | Pre-war period | Culture | Literature | Masculinity | Economy

Abstract:

The concept of "surplus women" or Frauenuberschuss was absolutely central to the pre-war women's movement in Germany. This chapter examines the ways in which the single woman was represented in public discourse and in the w…

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Sharp, Ingrid, “The Disappearing Surplus: The Spinster in the Post-War Debate in Weimar Germany, 1918–1920”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_nij9789004191723_i_432_38>
First published online: 2015



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