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(1983). Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XVII, 1981: Interpretations of Freud's Jewishness, 1924-1974. Justin Miller. Pp. 357-374.. Psychoanal Q., 52:658-659.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XVII, 1981: Interpretations of Freud's Jewishness, 1924-1974. Justin Miller. Pp. 357-374.

(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:658-659

Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XVII, 1981: Interpretations of Freud's Jewishness, 1924-1974. Justin Miller. Pp. 357-374.

During the first fifty years of historical and biographical commentary on Freud and the origins of psychoanalysis there were three periods of interpretation of Freud's Jewishness. During the first period, extending from the mid-1920's until the 1950's, it was widely assumed, following the work of Wittels, that Freud was

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essentially Viennese, that his Jewishness was at most incidental. During the second period, extending until the late 1960's, Freud was believed by some, following Bakan, to be essentially Jewish, and to have concealed that important aspect of his life intentionally. During the most recent period, and especially in the early 1970's, psychoanalysis was interpreted as a compromise wrought by Freud to meet the conflicting demands of secular German and scientific modernity and Jewish and other traditions.

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(1983). Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. XVII, 1981. Psychoanal. Q., 52:658-659

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