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The Mind of the Nation: The Debate about Völkerpsychologie, 1851–1900
Abstract Völkerpsychologie or ‘folk psychology’ has a bad reputation amongst historians. It is either viewed as a pseudo-science not worth studying in detail, or considered a ‘failure’ since, inExpand
‘The Germans are beating us at our own game’
This article assesses interactions between American and German eugenicists in the interwar period. It shows the shifting importance and leading roles of German and American eugenicists: whileExpand
THE FRENCH RECEPTION OF VÖLKERPSYCHOLOGIE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • E. Klautke
  • Sociology
  • Modern Intellectual History
  • 11 July 2013
This article reconstructs French readings and debates of German approaches to Völkerpsychologie. Irrespective of its academic credentials, Völkerpsychologie was a symptomatic approach during aExpand
The Mind of the Nation: Völkerpsychologie in Germany, 1851-1955
Volkerpsychologie played an important role in establishing the social sciences via the works of such scholars as Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, Ernest Renan, Franz Boas, and Werner Sombart. InExpand
Red Vienna, White Socialism, and the Blues: Ann Tizia Leitich’s America
The general topic of McFarland’s study are images of and debates about America, American influences and ‘Americanization’ in inter-war Austria. He has chosen to tell this story through the prism of...
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Defining the Volk: Willy Hellpach's Völkerpsychologie between National Socialism and Liberal Democracy, 1934–1954
Abstract This article introduces the Völkerpsychologie of the German psychologist and liberal politician Willy Hellpach. It shows how Hellpach used the once venerable approach of Völkerpsychologie,Expand
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