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Faculty Book: Dagmar Herzog, ed.

G√ľnter Bischof, Anton Pelinka, and Dagmar Herzog, eds.

Sexuality in Austria: Contemporary Austrian Studies
(Transaction Publishers, 2006)

Scholars have increasingly been investigating human sexuality as an important field of social history in particular national cultures. This book reflects the broad variety of such recent research and will be of interest to cultural studies specialists, historians, psychologists, and sociologists. Topics include sex counseling organizations in interwar Vienna; “foreign encounters” between Austrian women and occupation soldiers during the postwar quadripartite Austrian occupation regime; the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s and 1970s; the legal penalties for homosexuality in postwar Austria and the liberation of the gay movement after Austria joined the European Union; an analysis of the major influence of the Catholic Church on Austrian sexuality; recent gay and sex abuse scandals in the church hierarchy; and foreign workers (gastarbeiter) in postwar Austria and their sexual contacts with natives. Also included are review essays, book reviews, and the annual review of Austrian politics. Dagmar Herzog is Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar and a professor of history at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: NOV 28, 2006

Category: Faculty Books, History