Forced Migration and Scientific Change: Emigre German-Speaking Scientists and Scholars after 1933

Forced Migration and Scientific Change: Emigre German-Speaking Scientists and Scholars after 1933

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The dismissal of civil servants on racist or political grounds in April 1933 marked the beginning of a massive, forced exodus of mainly Jewish scholars and scientists from Nazi Germany -- a phenomenon unprecedented in the modern history of academic life. The essays in this volume examine whether that exodus of reason lead to significant scientific change, and if so, how that change should be characterized. Written by a multidisciplinary group of German, British, and American scholars, the essays consider the natural and medical sciences, psychology, pedagogy and psychoanalysis as well as the social sciences.

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ISBN-13: 9780521522786
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2002
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: forced migrations and scientific change after 1933 Mitchell G. Ash and Alfons Söllner; Part I. Physical and Medical Sciences: 1. Identification of emigration-induced scientific change Klaus Fischer; 2. Physics, life, and contingency: Born, Schrödinger, and Weyl in exile Skuli Sigurdsson; 3. Emigration from country and discipline: the journey of a German physicist into American photosynthesis research Alan D. Beyerchen; 4. The impact of German medical scientists on British medicine: a case study of Oxford, 1933-45 Paul Weindling; Part II. Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Pedagogy: 5. Emigré psychologists after 1933: the cultural coding of scientific and professional practices Mitchell G. Ash; 6. Psychoanalytic science: from Oedipus to culture Edith Kurzweil; 7. The impact of emigration on German pedagogy Heinz-Elmar Tenorth and Klaus Horn; Part III. Social Sciences: 8. Dismissal and emigration of German-speaking economists after 1933 Claus-Dieter Krohn; 9. Emigration of social scientists' schools from Austria Christian Fleck; 10. The Vienna Circle in the United States and empirical research methods in sociology Jennifer Platt and Paul K. Hoch; 11. From public law to political science? The emigration of German scholars after 1933 and their influence on the transformation of a discipline Alfons Söllner; Epilogue: the refugee scholar in America: the case of Paul Tillich Karen J. Greenberg.

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