The Resource The case of Sigmund Freud : medicine and identity at the fin de siècle, Sander L. Gilman

The case of Sigmund Freud : medicine and identity at the fin de siècle, Sander L. Gilman

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The case of Sigmund Freud : medicine and identity at the fin de siècle
Title
The case of Sigmund Freud
Title remainder
medicine and identity at the fin de siècle
Statement of responsibility
Sander L. Gilman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There is no category of supposed human beings that comes closer to the orangutan than does a Polish Jew," said a Bavarian writer, reflecting the eighteenth-century view that Jews were profoundly flawed. The Jewish body, popular opinion held, was malformed - from feet to nose - and predisposed to a host of illnesses ranging from the plague to hysteria. The Jewish soul had a peculiar stench. The Jewish libido had a tendency toward incest. The Jewish gaze was pathological, and precluded the possibility of unbiased observation. By the close of the nineteenth century, these ideas had found their way into European medical journals, and the medical establishment was convinced that Jews were both diseased and perverted. It was an interesting time to be a Jewish physician. 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 this 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. In order to circumvent the prevailing debates about race, Gilman argues, Freud carefully formulated the particular biological charges against the Jew into a universal definition of a human being. As a consequence, his early psychoanalytic theories transcended the controversies about biological determinism, and yet remained framed by them
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilman, Sander L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF109.F74
LC item number
G55 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 460.5.I4
NLM item number
G487c 1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Judaism and psychoanalysis
  • Antisemitism
  • Medicine
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • History, 19th Century
  • Identification, Psychological
  • Jews
  • Psychoanalytic Interpretation
  • History of Medicine
  • Antisemitism
  • Judaism and psychoanalysis
  • Medicine
  • Religion
  • Antisemitisme
  • Geneeskunde
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Austria
Label
The case of Sigmund Freud : medicine and identity at the fin de siècle, Sander L. Gilman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: on medicine and race -- Covert meaning of race -- Freud as a Jewish physician-scientist -- Psychoanalysis, race and identity -- Anthropological construction of the Jew and the meaning of disease -- Jews' diseases -- Cultural construction of Jewish difference and the discourse on disease -- Representing the Jewish body in the literary culture -- Gaze of the Jew -- Jews in the medicine on nineteenth-century Vienna -- Conversion, circumcision and discourse -- Conversion as a biological act -- Conversion as madness -- Jewish converts
  • Penises and noses -- Language and the classical world -- Degenerate foot and the search for Oedipus -- History of the Jewish foot -- Freud's footwork -- Freud's autopsy of Gradiva's foot -- Degeneration -- Seduction, parricide and crime -- Jews and criminal sexual activity -- Statistical arguments about incest -- Mixed marriages: no answer to incest -- Freud, incest and blood -- Life of a myth
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780801849749
Lccn
92039662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002752757
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26894377
  • (OCoLC)ocm26894377
Label
The case of Sigmund Freud : medicine and identity at the fin de siècle, Sander L. Gilman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: on medicine and race -- Covert meaning of race -- Freud as a Jewish physician-scientist -- Psychoanalysis, race and identity -- Anthropological construction of the Jew and the meaning of disease -- Jews' diseases -- Cultural construction of Jewish difference and the discourse on disease -- Representing the Jewish body in the literary culture -- Gaze of the Jew -- Jews in the medicine on nineteenth-century Vienna -- Conversion, circumcision and discourse -- Conversion as a biological act -- Conversion as madness -- Jewish converts
  • Penises and noses -- Language and the classical world -- Degenerate foot and the search for Oedipus -- History of the Jewish foot -- Freud's footwork -- Freud's autopsy of Gradiva's foot -- Degeneration -- Seduction, parricide and crime -- Jews and criminal sexual activity -- Statistical arguments about incest -- Mixed marriages: no answer to incest -- Freud, incest and blood -- Life of a myth
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780801849749
Lccn
92039662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
002752757
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26894377
  • (OCoLC)ocm26894377

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