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Stepchildren of nature : Krafft-Ebing, psychiatry, and the making of sexual identity / Harry Oosterhuis.

Author/creator Oosterhuis, Harry
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoChicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Descriptionx, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series The Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society
Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society. ^A682638
Review "Psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902) played a key role in the construction of the modern concept of sexuality." "In this new cultural history Harry Oosterhuis invites us to reconsider the quality and extent of Krafft-Ebing's influence. Revisiting the case studies on which Krafft-Ebing based his findings, and thus drawing on the voices of his patients and informants, Oosterhuis finds that Krafft-Ebing was not the harsh judge of perversions that we think he was. He argues that Krafft-Ebing had a deep appreciation of the psyche, and that his work reveals an attempt to separate sexual deviancies from ideas of immorality. In the tradition of Freud, then, Krafft-Ebing should stand not as a villain, but as a contributor to more modern notions of sexual identity."--Jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 287-309) and index.
LCCN 00023399
ISBN0226630595 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN9780226630595 (cloth : alk. paper)

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