The Case of Sigmund Freud: Medicine and Identity at the Fin de Siecle.

Gilman, Sander L.

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Freud was of Jewish background and Gilman explains how Freud's anxiety about Jewishness is reflected in his work. 'Gilman is unrelenting in documenting how the biological literature of the 19th century was racist to the core' and shows how Freud's work in psychoanalysis evolved in response to the biological discourse of the time.

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In The Case of Sigmund Freud, Sander Gilman traces the "medicalization" of Jewishness in the science and medicine of turn-of-the-century Vienna, and the ways in which Jewish physicians responded to the effort to incorporate racist biological literature into medical practice. Focusing on the new science of psychoanalysis, Gilman looks at the strategic devices Sigmund Freud employed to detach himself from the stigma of being Jewish and shows how Freud's work in psychoanalysis evolved in response to the biological discourse of the time.

Book Details

Author Gilman, Sander L.
Format PB
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of Pages 316
Illustrations black & white illustrations
Publish Date 1994/12/01
Catalogue December 2015
Catalogue book number 269