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Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences

Memories of Gustav Ichheiser

Life and Work of an Exiled Social Scientist

Editors: Joerchel, Amrei C., Benetka, Gerhard (Eds.)

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  • Presents an overview of the life and work of Gustav Ichheiser
  • Discusses the field of psychology and the academic atmosphere during the early 1920s to late 1930s in Vienna
  • Offers a in-depth summary on the history of the displacement of Jewish Scientists during the rise of National Socialism
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About this book

This book presents an overview of the life and work of Gustav Ichheiser, a social scientist in Vienna during the early 20th century. Gustav Ichheiser, along with many other Austrian Jews of his time, was forced into exile after the rise of National Socialism in Europe. Ichheiser's work is considered an important front runner to the attribution theories. He was one of the first to study the phenomena of social misunderstandings in detail and in relation to concrete problem areas, such as success.

The aim of this book is to discuss, on an international level, the importance of Ichheiser's theoretical approaches in his time and their relevance in today's context of social and cultural psychology. In addition, the tragic course of Ichheiser’s biography, an example for many displaced scientists, highlights the importance of bringing a scientist’s work back into the focus of today’s current social scientific setting.

Memories of Gustav Ichheiser will be of interest to researchers as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of psychology, social psychology, sociology, and psychiatry.

About the authors

Amrei C. Joerchel, Ph.D., was a lecture and a research assistant at the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna until 2017 and is now a program supervisor at the Center for Social Dynamics in the Bay Area, CA, USA, where she was appointed to develop a research division. She is the author of several peer review articles and the co-editor of Biographical Ruptures and their Repairs: Cultural Transitions in Development, published 2014.


Gerhard Benetka is a  Professor of Pscyhology and Dean of the Faculty of Psychology at the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Finding a Biography

    Pages 1-5

    Joerchel, Amrei C. (et al.)

  • Seclusion: A Safe Place? Remarks on the Biography of an Outsider

    Pages 9-22

    Benetka, Gerhard

  • “Who Is Ichheiser?”: A Person Who Failed Himself and the World

    Pages 23-52

    Fleck, Christian

  • An “Iron Curtain” Between People: Theoretical Paradoxes in the Writings of Gustav Ichheiser

    Pages 55-68

    Schor-Tschudnowskaja, Anna

  • Being and Appearance: I Am Not What I Appear to Be — Ichheiser’s Viennese Works on Social Consciousness

    Pages 71-86

    Woller, Lisa-Teresa, B.Sc.

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eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72508-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72507-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10216-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memories of Gustav Ichheiser
Book Subtitle
Life and Work of an Exiled Social Scientist
Editors
  • Amrei C. Joerchel
  • Gerhard Benetka
Series Title
Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72508-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72508-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72507-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10216-6
Series ISSN
2523-8663
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 243
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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