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Private Practices examines the relationship between science, sexuality, gender, race, and culture in the making of modern America between 1920 and 1950, when contradictions among liberal intellectuals affected the rise of U.S. conservatism. Naoko Wake focuses on neo-Freudian, gay psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan, founder of the interpersonal theory of mental illness. She explores medical and social scientists' conflicted approach to homosexuality, particularly the views of scientists who themselves lived closeted lives. In assessing how these dynamics worked to shape each other, Private Practices highlights the limits of the scientific approach to subjectivity and illuminates its strange career in modern U.S. culture.

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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. A Man, a Doctor, and His Patients
  2. pp. 13-50
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  1. 2. Illness Within a Hospital and Without
  2. pp. 51-84
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  1. 3. Life History for Science and Subjectivity
  2. pp. 85-120
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  1. 4. Homosexuality: The Stepchild of Interwar Liberalism
  2. pp. 121-155
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  1. 5. The Military, Psychiatry, and “Unfit” Soldiers
  2. pp. 157-186
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  1. 6. “One-Man” Liberalism Goes to the World
  2. pp. 187-218
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 219-255
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 257-263
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 264
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813551074
Related ISBN
9780813549583
MARC Record
OCLC
775301971
Pages
282
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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