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Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

Magnus Hirschfeld and the Quest for Sexual Freedom

A History of the First International Sexual Freedom Movement

Authors: Mancini, E.

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This volume is the first full-length study on pioneering sexologist and sexual rights activist, Magnus Hirschfeld, that examines his impact on the politics and culture of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Germany and the value of his rationalist humanist approach for contemporary debates on sexual rights.

About the authors

Elena Mancini received her Ph.D. in German Studies from Rutgers University. She has taught at Hunter College, Montclair University, and Rutgers, and is the Culture Editor for Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.

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"Physician, sexologist, homosexual activist, German, Jew, and what he called, a world citizen, Magnus Hirschfeld was a fascinating and complex character, one who has earned an exalted place among crusaders for tolerance and human freedom. A champion of the decriminalization of homosexuality, promoter of sexual freedom, and supporter of the women s movement, Hirschfeld rejected the dual sex system as well as prevailing popular and scientific notions of homosexuality as a pathological expression of deviance. Examining Hirschfeld the scientist, political activist, and cultural critic, Mancini is to be congratulated for her thorough, engaged, and engaging study of one of twentieth-century Europe s great humanists." - John M. Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, University of California-Berkeley

"Readable and useful, this new intellectual biography of the German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld adds greatly to our understanding of the cultural politics of sex in Germany from the turn of the century to the collapse of the Weimar Republic." - Sander L. Gilman, Director, Program in Psychoanalysis, Health Sciences Humanities; Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Early Years and Cultural Context

    Mancini, Elena

    Pages 1-30

  • Evolution of Hirschfeld’s Scientific Outlook

    Mancini, Elena

    Pages 31-86

  • Politics, War, and Activism

    Mancini, Elena

    Pages 87-132

  • Panhumanistic Cosmopolitanism, Exile, and Final Years

    Mancini, Elena

    Pages 133-141

  • Epilogue

    Mancini, Elena

    Pages 143-150

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  • ISBN 978-0-230-11439-5
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Hardcover $109.99
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-28871-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnus Hirschfeld and the Quest for Sexual Freedom
Book Subtitle
A History of the First International Sexual Freedom Movement
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Elena Mancini
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11439-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230114395
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10426-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28871-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 204
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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