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Exploring attitudes and beliefs surround Jews, women, and doctors in beginning of the twentieth century, Hannah S. Decker analyses one of Sigmund Freud’s “unhappiest cases” (Peter Gay, Freud: A Life for Our Time).
Evaluating the psychoanalytic encounter of Sigmund Freud and Dora, an emotionally troubled adolescent suffering from hysteria, Hannah S. Decker places the treatment of Dora into a larger social and historical context.
In an effort to provide a glimpse into the private lives of upper-middle-class Jews in fin-de-siecle Vienna, Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1990 pursues the lives of both Freud and Dora before and after their meeting.
About the Author
Hannah Decker is a Professor at the University of Houston. She is a scholar of German history and the recipient of the University of Houston Research Excellence Award and Teacher Excellence Award.