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Sexology
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The scientific study of sexuality emerged as a discipline in its own right in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century within the context of demands for sexual equality and efforts for sexual reform. Several sexologists were of Jewish origin, such as Magnus Hirschfeld (1868–1935), who rose to become one of their politically active spokesmen, and who established the first scholarly institu…

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Herrn, Rainer, “Sexology”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0800>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116



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