||The Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society
Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society. ^A682638
||"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 note||Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-309) and index.|
|ISBN||0226630595 (cloth : alk. paper)|
|ISBN||9780226630595 (cloth : alk. paper)|