Sex and Society in Early Twentieth Century Spain

Hildegart Rodriguez and the World League for Sexual Reform

Author(s): Alison Sinclair

Language: English

Genre(s): Modern Languages

Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • May 2007 · 192pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708320174
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783164899
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783164905
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708324707

About The Book

Examines issues of sex and society in early twentieth-century Spain, using a specific case history, namely that of Hildegart Rodriguez (1914-1933) who came to be one of the central players in the Spanish chapter of the World League for Sexual Reform (WLSR) and made famous by her dramatic demise when murdered by her mother.


'This is a substantial and impeccable monograph. It does justice to a figure who has hitherto been only partially rescued from oblivion and often wrongly narrated, and it deploys for us an intellectual world that is not only Peninsular but also part of a European system of thought with which Hildegart was keen to be in dialogue and out of which she came to exist.' Nuria Capdevila-Arguelles, Modern Language Review, 104.1, 2009

About the Author(s)

Alison Sinclair

Alison Sinclair is Professor of Modern Spanish Literature and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge.

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