Jews and Gender: Responses to Otto Weininger

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566392495
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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Nancy A. Harrowitz is author of Antisemitism, Misogyny and the Logic of Cultural Difference: Cesare Lombroso and Matilde Serao and editor of Tainted Greatness: Antisemitism and Cultural Heroes (Temple).

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Table of Contents

1 A Critical Introduction to the History of Weininger Reception 3
2 "The Otto Weininger Case" Revisited 21
3 Fragments from Weininger's Education 1895-1902 35
4 How Did Weininger Influence Wittgenstein? 61
5 Weininger and Lombroso: A Question of Influence 73
6 Otto Weininger as Liberal? 91
7 Otto Weininger and Sigmund Freud: Race and Gender in the Shaping of Psychoanalysis 103
8 Characterology: Weininger and Austrian Popular Science 121
9 Otto Weininger and the Critique of Jewish Masculinity 141
10 Weininger and Nazi Ideology 155
11 A Scientific Image of Woman? The Influence of Otto Weininger's Sex and Character on the German Novel 171
12 Weininger in a Poem by Apollinaire 183
13 Kafka and Weininger 195
14 Weininger and the Bloom of Jewish Self-Hatred in Joyce's Ulysses 207
15 James Joyce's Womanly Wandering Jew 215
16 Molly is Sexuality: The Weiningerian Definition of Woman in Joyce's Ulysses 227
17 Svevo and Weininger Lord Morton's Mare 237
18 Whores, Mothers, and Others: Reception of Otto Weininger's Sex and Character in Elias Canetti's Auto-Da-Fe 245
19 Memory and History: The Soul of a Jew by Jehoshua Sobol 257
Notes 271
Works Cited 305
Notes on the Contributors 331
Index 335
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