ViennaOCOs unique intellectual, political, and religious
traditions had a powerful impact on the transformation of sexual
knowledge in the early twentieth century. Whereas
turn-of-the-century sexology, as practiced in Vienna as a medical
science, sought to classify and heal individuals, during the
interwar years, sexual knowledge was employed by a variety of
actors to heal the social body: the truncated, diseased, and
impoverished population of the newly created Republic of Austria.
Based on rich source material, this book charts cultural changes
that are hallmarks of the modern era, such as the rise of the
companionate marriage, the role of expert advice in intimate
matters, and the body as a source of pleasure and anxiety. These
changes are evidence of a dramatic shift in attitudes from a form
of scientific inquiry largely practiced by medical specialists to a
social reform movement led by and intended for a wider audience
that included workers, women, and children."
||Austrian and Habsburg Studies
||Electronic book text - Windows
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