J. Edgar Bauer holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wroclaw. In 1988 he received the Lakritz Award for Martin Buber Studies from the University of Jerusalem. His areas of research include philosophy of religion, modern Jewish thought, aesthetics, and gender studies. He is currently working on a project entitled "Rethinking the Sexual Difference: From Magnus Hirschfeld to Queer Studies."
Entries by J. Edgar Bauer
social sciences >> Freud, Sigmund
The founder of psychoanalysis and the discoverer of the unconscious, Sigmund Freud initiated a fundamental transformation in the self-understanding of Western men and women, including especially the role of sexuality.
social sciences >> Hirschfeld, Magnus
German-born Magnus Hirschfeld deserves recognition as a significant theorist of sexuality and the most prominent advocate of homosexual emancipation of his time.
social sciences >> Karsch-Haack, Ferdinand
Ferdinand Karsch-Haack's most significant contribution to the sexual emancipation movement in Germany consisted of demonstrating the occurrence of same-sex sexual activity throughout the animal kingdom, among the so-called primitive peoples, and in all non-Western cultures.
social sciences >> Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis, which began as a therapeutic procedure, ultimately became one of the most powerful methods of cultural analysis and critique of the twentieth-century.
social sciences >> Third Sex
The relative popularity of the term "third sex" to refer to homosexuals is closely connected to its use by some of the most prominent representatives of the early homosexual rights movement in Germany.