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The Jew's Body - Sander Gilman

Paperback Published: 3rd September 1992
ISBN: 9780415904599
Number Of Pages: 316
For Ages: 18 years old

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Drawing on a wealth of medical and historical materials, Sander Gilman sketches details of the anti-Semitic rhetoric about the Jewish body and mind, including medical and popular depictions of the Jewish voice, feet, and nose. Case studies illustrate how Jews have responded to such public misconceptions as the myth of the cloven foot and Jewish flat-footedness, the proposed link between the Jewish mind and hysteria, and the Victorians' irrational connection between Jews and prostitutes. Gilman is especially concerned with the role of psychoanalysis in the construction of anti-Semitism, examining Freud's attitude towards his own Jewishness and its effect on his theories, as well as the supposed "objectiveness" of psychiatrists and social scientists.

The Jewish Voice
The Jewish Foot
The Jewish Psyche
The Jewish Murderer
The Jewish Genius
The Jewish Reader
The Jewish Nose
The Jewish Essence
The Jewish Disease
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ISBN: 9780415904599
ISBN-10: 0415904595
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 3rd September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1