Article ID: CBB699255587

Ich will (k)ein Kind! Theatrale Inszenierung der Abtreibung und Mutterschaft in der Sowjetunion der 1920er–30er Jahre (I want (no) child! Theatrical Staging of Abortion and Motherhood in the Soviet Union of the 1920s-30s) (2021)


The present contribution analyses the sanitary theatre performances as a means of education about the freedom of abortions in the early 1920s and the propaganda of motherhood in the late 1930s in the Soviet Union. It asks in which images, figures and actions medical knowledge was presented on stage, to what extend they reflected the evolution in gender concepts, which genre traditions and communicative instruments were used and on which changing political implications those performances were based. To obtain this the archive sources, selected texts of sanitary mock trials and dramas, reports and reviews in daily press have been evaluated.

Citation URI

Similar Citations

Article Löwy, Ilana; (2014)
How Genetics Came to the Unborn: 1960--2000 (/isis/citation/CBB001421074/)

Article Stella Sher; (2015)
Professor Georgy Nestorovich Speransky (1873–1969): A Great Soviet Paediatrician (/isis/citation/CBB365258632/)

Book Monica Mattfeld; (2017)
Becoming Centaur: Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Horsemanship (/isis/citation/CBB685252239/)

Book Carrick, Paul; (2001)
Medical Ethics in the Ancient World (/isis/citation/CBB000102084/)

Article Samuel E. Backer; (Autumn 2021)
The Informational Economy of Vaudeville and the Business of American Entertainment (/isis/citation/CBB261294103/)

Book Mie Nakachi; (2021)
Replacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union (/isis/citation/CBB043150827/)

Article Breslau, Daniel; (December 2013)
Designing a market-like entity: Economics in the politics of market formation (/isis/citation/CBB008203841/)

Thesis Gomoll, Lucian; (2012)
Performativity and Difference in Museums (/isis/citation/CBB001567354/)

Book Reis, Elizabeth; (2009)
Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex (/isis/citation/CBB001020415/)

Book Lindenmeyer, Kriste A.; (1997)
“A right to childhood”: The U.S. Children's Bureau and child welfare, 1912-46 (/isis/citation/CBB000079042/)

Thesis Vicedo Castello, Maria Margarita; (2005)
The Maternal Instinct: Mother Love and the Search for Human Nature (/isis/citation/CBB001561576/)

Authors & Contributors
Christoph Ernst
Imogen Sophie Kristin Wade
Stella Sher
Jens Schröter
Susanne Schmidt
Hedquist, Seth
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Social Studies of Science
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Journal of Medical Biography
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Illinois Press
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Pennsylvania State University Press
Oxford University Press
MIT Press
Mothers and children
Performance; demonstration
Gender identity
Public understanding of technology
Speransky, Georgy Nestorovich
Cavendish, William, Duke of Newcastle
Perrier, Edmond
Parmelee, Ruth Azneve
Lovejoy, Esther Pohl
Hobbes, Thomas
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
17th century
United States
Soviet Union
Anatolia (Turkey)
United States. Children's Bureau

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment