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After Freud LeftA Century of Psychoanalysis in America

After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

John C. Burnham (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From August 29 to September 21, 1909, Sigmund Freud visited the United States, where he gave five lectures at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. This book brings together historians of ... More

The Anti-JournalistKarl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Paul Reitter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that elicited both admiration and outrage. Kraus' spectacularly hostile critiques often ... More

Arbitrary RuleSlavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Mary Nyquist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015538
eISBN:
9780226015675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015675.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Slavery appears as a figurative construct in countless cultural and historical contexts, especially during the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, and again in the American and French ... More

Battle in the Mind Fields

Battle in the Mind Fields

John A. Goldsmith and Bernard Laks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226550800
eISBN:
9780226550947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550947.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book is a study of linguistics and its neighboring disciplines--psychology, logic, and philosophy--from ca. 1840 up until 1940 and the outbreak of World War II, that aims to give the reader an ... More

The Birth of Territory

The Birth of Territory

Stuart Elden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book provides an account of the emergence of the concept of territory in Western political thought. It does so primarily through a contextualised reading of the texts of that tradition with one ... More

Courting the AbyssFree Speech and the Liberal Tradition

Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

John Durham Peters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662749
eISBN:
9780226662756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662756.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book updates the philosophy of free expression for a world that is very different from the one in which it originated. The notion that a free society should allow Klansmen, neo-Nazis, sundry ... More

Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

Gary Tomlinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226548494
eISBN:
9780226548661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548661.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The story of the emergence of modern humanity needs to take account of cultural and biological evolution, as well as the interaction of the two; it must describe a biocultural evolution. Culture and ... More

The Culture of Disaster

The Culture of Disaster

Marie-Hélène Huet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From antiquity through the Enlightenment, disasters were attributed to the obscure power of the stars or the vengeance of angry gods. As philosophers sought to reassess the origins of natural ... More

Dreamland of HumanistsWarburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Emily J. Levine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Once dubbed a city of “festering merchants” where poets went to die, Hamburg was, by all accounts, an improbable setting for a major movement in the humanities. Yet through its mercantile spirit of ... More

Egyptian OedipusAthanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Daniel Stolzenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

A contemporary of Descartes and Newton, Athanasius Kircher, S. J. was one of Europe's most inventive and versatile scholars in the baroque era, publishing more than thirty works in fields as diverse ... More

From Vienna to Chicago and BackEssays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Gerald Stourzh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Spanning both the history of the modern West and the author's own five-decade journey as a historian, this essay collection covers the same breadth of topics that has characterized his career—from ... More

The Human Body in the Age of CatastropheBrittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to ... More

The Intellectual Properties of LearningA Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

John Willinsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The book traces the origins of the intellectual property concept across a millennium-plus history of the learned book in the West. It seeks to inform current debates over scholarly publishing by ... More

Interacting with PrintElements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

The Multigraph Collective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226469140
eISBN:
9780226469287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book delivers a reworking of the history of print through a unique effort in authorial collaboration. The book itself is not a typical monograph—rather, it is a “multigraph,” the collective work ... More

The Lost Black ScholarResurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

David A. Varel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

W. Allison Davis (1902-1983) was a preeminent black scholar and pioneer within social science. His empirical investigations into race and class inequality, the system of Jim Crow, and the cultural ... More

The Lost Promise of PatriotismDebating American Identity, 1890–1920

The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890–1920

Jonathan M. Hansen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315836
eISBN:
9780226315850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315850.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

During the years leading up to World War I, America experienced a crisis of civic identity. How could a country founded on liberal principles and composed of increasingly diverse cultures unite to ... More

No ExitArab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226499741
eISBN:
9780226499888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499888.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

It is a curious and little-known fact that the largest existentialist scene outside of Europe was in the Middle East. For two long decades, from the end of World War II until the late 1960s, ... More

NormalityA Critical Genealogy

Normality: A Critical Genealogy

Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483863
eISBN:
9780226484198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484198.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first part of this study examines nineteenth-century usage of the term “normal,” where it is a problematic and often contested scientific term, before analyzing mid-twentieth-century ... More

On the Spirit of Rights

On the Spirit of Rights

Dan Edelstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226588988
eISBN:
9780226589039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589039.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book argues that the history of human rights can be meaningfully extended from the present all the way back to the late medieval period. It further claims that the key question up until the Age ... More

Practicing UtopiaAn Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Rosemary Wakeman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book investigates the golden age of new town building in the mid to late twentieth century. It argues that the magnitudeof new town construction, its geographic extent, and the discourse about ... More

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