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Gilman, Sander L.

Works: 311 works in 1,308 publications in 6 languages and 42,206 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Pictorial works  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Publishing director, Adapter, Thesis advisor
Classifications: DS135.G3, 193
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Most widely held works about Sander L Gilman
Most widely held works by Sander L Gilman
Conversations with Nietzsche : a life in the words of his contemporaries by Sander L Gilman( )

47 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 2,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of memoirs, anecdotes, and informal recollections by friends and acquaintances of Nietzsche, translated by Parent from the definitive German collection. Gilman's selections carefully balance documents concerning Nietzsche's personal life with others on his intellectual development, resulting in an entertaining and informative book that will appeal to a wide audience of educated readers.--From publisher description
Fat boys : a slim book by Sander L Gilman( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He is the epitome of health - or a walking time bomb. He is oversexed - or sexless. He is jolly - or hiding the tears of a clown. He is the picture of wealth and plenty - or the bloated, malnourished emblem of poverty. He is the fat man - a cultural icon, social enigma, a pressing medical issue - and he is the subject of this book." "The figures that Sander L. Gilman considers, from the ugly fat man with the beautiful sylph trapped inside to the smart fat boy to the aging body desirous of rejuvenation, appear and reappear in different guises throughout Western culture. And as is often true of marginal cases, they serve to define the shifting center of our dreams and beliefs. A tentative exploration in the world of male body fantasies, Gilman's book asks how the representation of the fat man alters with time and alters how men relate to their own bodies and the bodies of others, both men and women. His examples - ranging from Santa Claus to Sancho Panza, from Falstaff to Babe Ruth, from Nero Wolfe to Al Roker - illustrate the complexity perennially associated with fat men. From discourses about normality to the playing fields of baseball, from Greek male beauty to the fat detective, Gilman's book examines and illuminates how cultures have imagined and portrayed the fat boy."--Jacket
Love+marriage=death : and other essays on representing difference by Sander L Gilman( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title essay, "Love + Marriage = Death: STDs and AIDS in the Modern World," however, studies the image of sexually transmitted disease from Shakespeare to Martin Amis. It sets the tone for an understanding of this collection as a book about Jews and their representation, but not as a special, isolated case
Obesity : the biography by Sander L Gilman( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a history of man's complex relationship with body weight explores its connections with social welfare, income, diet, and changing attitudes towards body image. According to the World Health Organization we are in the midst of a global obesity crisis. Is obesity a disease itself or a symptom of underlying physiological or psychological illnesses? Is it a sign of social excess and therefore not a disease in the medical sense at all? Is it really "new"? In this book the author presents an account of the history of obesity, looking at the changing attitudes towards the body, from regarding it as "God's temple" to more mechanical and practical concerns from the Enlightenment onwards. In the eighteenth century obesity was understood as a problem of the affluent; today the affluent are more likely to have a personal trainer and a healthier diet, and it is the poorer classes who are more likely to be overweight. He considers obesity in many contexts, including a chapter on obesity in China and the impact of modernization and Westernization on this very different culture. Taking the issue up to the present day, he examines the wider political and social implications obesity raises, considering whether obesity should be cured by diet or surgery, by psychotherapy or economic improvement, by healthier food choices or by social relocation
The Third Reich sourcebook by Anson Rabinbach( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a collection of documents, mostly translated from the German, that covers the entire Third Reich, from the beginnings of National Socialism in Munich in 1919, through the rise of Nazism in the 1930s, and ultimately the defeat of the Third Reich. It is wide-ranging, covering the core doctrine of anti-Semitism, education, German youth, women and marriage, science, health, the Church, literature, visual arts, music, the body, industry, sports, and the resistance"--
Making the body beautiful : a cultural history of aesthetic surgery by Sander L Gilman( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book draws on an extraordinary range of sources. Gilman is as comfortable discussing Nietzsche, Yeats, and Darwin as he is grisly medical details, Michael Jackson, and Barbra Streisand's decision to keep her own nose. The book contains dozens of arresting images of people before, during, and after surgery. This is a profound, provocative, and engaging study of how humans have sought to change their lives by transforming their bodies."--Jacket
Bertolt Brecht's Berlin: a scrapbook of the twenties by Wolf von Eckardt( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing the insane by Sander L Gilman( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing the Insane is a richly detailed cultural history of madness and art in the Western world, showing how the portrayal of stereotypes has both reflected and shaped the perception and treatment of the mentally disturbed. Covering the Middle Ages through the end of the nineteenth century, Sander L. Gilman explores the depictions of mental illness as seen in manuscripts, sculptures, lithographs, and photography. With artistic renderings and medical illustrations side-by-side, this volume includes over 250 visual displays of the mentally ill. These images capture society's reliance on visual motifs to assign concrete qualities to abstract ailments in an attempt to understand the marginalized. Gilman's collection of images demonstrates how society has relegated the mentally ill to a state of "otherness" and portrays how society's perceived realities concerning the insane have morphed and evolved over centuries
Freud, race, and gender by Sander L Gilman( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jew in a violently anti-Semitic world, Sigmund Freud was forced to cope with racism even in the "serious" medical literature of the fin de siècle, which described Jews as inherently pathological and sexually degenerate. In this book, Sander L. Gilman argues that Freud's internalizing of these images of racial difference shaped the questions of psychoanalysis. Examining a variety of scientific writings, Gilman discusses the prevailing belief that male Jews were "feminized," as stated outright by Jung and others, and concludes that Freud dealt with his anxiety about himself as a Jew by projecting it onto other cultural "inferiors"--Such as women. --From publisher's description
Difference and pathology : stereotypes of sexuality, race, and madness by Sander L Gilman( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disease and representation : images of illness from madness to AIDS by Sander L Gilman( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diets and dieting : a cultural encyclopedia by Sander L Gilman( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Diets and dieting have concerned-and sometimes obsessed-human societies for centuries. The dieters' regime is about many things, among them the control of weight and the body, the politics of beauty, discipline and even self-harm, personal and societal demands for improved health, spiritual harmony with the universe, and ethical codes of existence. In this innovative reference work that spans many periods and cultures, the acclaimed cultural and medical historian Sander Gilman lays out the history of diets and dieting in a fascinating series of articles
Jewish self-hatred : anti-Semitism and the hidden language of the Jews by Sander L Gilman( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the historiography of Jewish self-hatred and traces the response of Jewish writers, from the High Middle Ages to contemporary America
Yale companion to Jewish writing and thought in German culture, 1096-1996( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first to provide a history of Jewish writing and thought in the German-speaking world. Written by 119 of the most distinguished scholars in the field, the book is arranged chronologically, moving from the eleventh century to the present. Throughout, it depicts the unique contribution that Jewish writers have made to German culture and at the same time explores what it means to be the "other" within that mainstream culture. The contributors view German-Jewish literature as a historical and cultural phenomenon, from a wide array of critical perspectives. Many essays focus on significant social and political events that affected the relationship between Germans and Jews; others concentrate on a particular genre, author, group of writers, cultural debate, or literary movement. Entries include an account of the crusades in 1096, a treatment of Jewish mysticism in the Renaissance, a unique seventeenth-century memoir by a woman, the description of a meeting between Heinrich Heine and Karl Marx in 1843 and discussions of works by such twentieth-century luminaries as Sigmund Freud, Arthur Schnitzler, Joseph Roth, Martin Buber, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, Hermann Broch, Hannah Arendt, Theodor Adorno, and Peter Weiss. By analyzing how individuals and groups defined and expressed themselves as Jewish against the background of a dominant German culture, the contributors bring out the vital currents and crucial moments in two interlocking yet contradictory cultural histories in Germany
Reemerging Jewish culture in Germany : life and literature since 1989 by Sander L Gilman( )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can there by a Jewish culture in today's Germany? Since the fall of the Wall, there has been a substantial increase in the visibility of Jews in German culture, not only an increase in the number of Jews living there, but, more importantly, an explosion of cultural activity. Jews are writing and making films about the central question of Jewish life after the Shoah. Given the xenophobia that has marked Germany since reunification, the appearance of a new Jewish is both surprising and normalizing. Even more striking than the reappearance of Jewish culture in England after the expulsion and massacres of the Middle Ages, the presence of a new generation of Jewish writers in Germany is a sign of the complexity and tenacity of modern Jewish life in the Diaspora."--Publisher's description
Smoke : a global history of smoking by Sander L Gilman( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoke: A Global History of Smoking examines the culture of smoking in different traditions and locations around the world. From opium dens in Victorian England to tobacco in Edo period Japan, and from ganja and cocaine to Havana cigars, Smoke encompasses the subject as no book has before. Based in cultural history, it employs a large number of images as part of its evidence: around 300 illustrations document smoking and smokers of many substances including tobacco, scented cigarettes, marijuana, opium and cocaine. The various essays examine the changing role of smoking in high and popular culture, ranging from images used in advertising to the legal and moral critiques of smoking, and from opera to the internet. Smoke will appeal to all those who smoke, all those who used to smoke, and all those who have tried, and failed, to give it up
Jewish musical modernism, old and new( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tackling the myriad issues raised by Sander Gilmans provocative opening salvoAre Jews Musical?this volumes distinguished contributors present a series of essays that trace the intersections of Jewish history and music from the late nineteenth century to the present
Nietzschean parody : an introd. to reading Nietzsche by Sander L Gilman( )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jew's body by Sander L Gilman( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on a wealth of medical and historical materials, Sander Gilman sketches details of the anti-Semitic rhetoric about the Jewish body and mind, including medical and popular depictions of the Jewish voice, feet, and nose. Case studies illustrate how Jews have responded to such public misconceptions as the myth of the cloven foot and Jewish flat-footedness, the proposed link between the Jewish mind and hysteria, and the Victorians' irrational connection between Jews and prostitutes. Gilman is especially concerned with the role of psychoanalysis in the construction of anti-Semitism, examining Freud's attitude towards his own Jewishness and its effect on his theories, as well as the supposed "objectiveness" of psychiatrists and social scientists."--Pub. desc
Kara Walker : my complement, my enemy, my oppressor, my love by Kara Elizabeth Walker( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kara Walker is among the most complex and prolific American artists of her generation. Over the past decade, she has gained international recognition for her room-sized tableaux, which depict historical narratives haunted by sexuality, violence and subjugation and are made using the paradoxically genteel eighteenth-century art of cut-paper silhouettes. Set in the antebellum American South, Walker's compositions play off of stereotypes to portray, often grotesquely, life on the plantation, where masters, mistresses and slave men, women and children enact a subverted version of the past in an attempt to reconfigure their status and representation. Over the years, the artist has used drawing, painting, colored-light projections, writing, shadow puppetry, and, most recently, film animation to narrate her tales of romance, sadism, oppression and liberation. Her scenarios thwart conventional readings of a cohesive national history and expose the collective, and ongoing, psychological injury caused by the tragic legacy of slavery. Deploying an acidic sense of humor, Walker examines the dialectics of pleasure and danger, guilt and fulfillment, desire and fear, race and class. This landmark publication, which is sure to win international design awards, accompanies Walker's first major American museum survey. It features critical essays by Philippe Vergne, Sander L. Gilman, Thomas McEvilley, Robert Storr and Kevin Young, as well as an illustrated lexicon of recurring themes and motifs in the artist's most influential installations by Yasmil Raymond, more than 200 full-color images, an extensive exhibition history and bibliography, and a 36-page insert by the artist
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Alternative Names
Dzhilmen, Sander L.

Gilman, S.L. 1944-

Gilman, Sander.

Gilman, Sander 1944-

Gilman, Sander Laurence 1944-

Gilman , Sander Lawrence

Gilman, Sander Lawrence 1944-

Gilmane, S. 1944-

Lawrence Gilman, Sander 1944-

Sander Gilman Amerikaans historicus

Sander Gilman historiador estadounidense

Sander Gilman historien américain

Sander L. Gilman US-amerikanischer Germanist und Historiker

גילמן, סנדר ל.

גילמן, סנדר ל 1944-

סנדר גילמן

סנדר גילמן היסטוריון אמריקאי

ساندر غيلمان، 1944-

길먼, 샌더 L

ギルマン, サンダー・L



Fat boys : a slim bookLove+marriage=death : and other essays on representing differenceObesity : the biographyMaking the body beautiful : a cultural history of aesthetic surgeryBertolt Brecht's Berlin: a scrapbook of the twentiesSeeing the insaneFreud, race, and genderDifference and pathology : stereotypes of sexuality, race, and madness