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Freud, race, and gender

Author: Sander L Gilman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1995, ©1993.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Jew in a violently anti-Semitic world, Sigmund Freud was forced to cope with racism even in the 'serious' medical literature of the fin de siecle, which described Jews as inherently pathological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sander L Gilman
ISBN: 069102586X 9780691025865 0691032459 9780691032450
OCLC Number: 34698644
Awards: Winner of John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for the Best Book in American Studies 1995
Winner of History of Women in Science Prize sponsored by the History of Science Society 1995
Winner of Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the Best Book in Intellectual History 1994
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1994
Description: xvi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of IllustrationsPrefaceIntroduction: Freud's Jewish Identity and Its Interpretation3Ch. 1Sigmund Freud and the Epistemology of Race12Freud and Race12The Mind of the Jew23The Transmutation of the Rhetoric of Race into the Construction of Gender36Ch. 2The Construction of the Male Jew49The Indelibility of Circumcision49Reading the Meaning of Circumcision56Circumcision and Disease60Freud and Circumcision70Ch. 3Jewish Madness and Gender93The Predisposition of Jews to Specific Forms of Mental Illness93Trauma and Trains: The Testing Ground of Masculinity113Reading Insanity: Male Homosexuality and the Rhetoric of Race132Conclusion: Systemic Diseases: Cancer and Anti-Semitism169Whose Cancer Is It, Anyway? Freud's Male Body as the Locus of Disease169The Circumcised Body as the Precipitating Factor for a Social Disease: Males and Anti-Semitism179Notes201Index267
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: Sander L. Gilman.

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