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Author Wake, Naoko

Title Private Practices : Harry Stack Sullivan, the Science of Homosexuality and American Liberalism
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (281 pages)
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 -- A Man, a Doctor, and His Patients; 2 -- Illness Within a Hospital and Without; 3 -- Life History for Science and Subjectivity; 4 -- Homosexuality--The Stepchild of Interwar Liberalism; 5 -- The Military, Psychiatry, and "Unfit" Soldiers; 6 -- "One-Man" Liberalism Goes to the World; Notes; Index; About the Author
Summary 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, Priva
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Sullivan, Harry Stack, 1892-1949.
SUBJECT Sullivan, Harry Stack, 1892-1949 fast
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Subject Gay psychiatrists -- United States -- Biography
Homosexuality -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Politics, Practical.
History, 20th Century
Homosexuality, Male -- history
Homosexuality, Male -- psychology
Psychiatry -- history
MEDICAL -- Mental Health.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Clinical Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- General.
Politics, Practical
Gay psychiatrists
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010021011
ISBN 9780813551074