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Title Forced migration and scientific change : emigre German-speaking scientists and scholars after 1933 / edited by Mitchell G. Ash and Alfons Söllner.

Published Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.420893107 FORC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 301 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Donald Fleming -- Introduction: Forced Migration and Scientific Change after 1933 / Mitchell G. Ash and Alfons Sollner -- 1. Identification of Emigration-Induced Scientific Change / Klaus Fischer -- 2. Physics, Life, and Contingency: Born, Schrodinger, 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 -- 5. Emigre 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 -- 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 Sollner -- Epilogue: The Refugee Scholar in America: The Case of Paul Tillich / Karen J. Greenberg.
Summary The dismissal of civil servants on racial 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. Did the "exodus of reason" lead to significant scientific change, and if so, how should that change be characterized? The essays in this book present answers to these questions, and contribute to the comparative study of science in culture.
Other author Ash, Mitchell G.
Söllner, Alfons.
Subject Germans -- United States -- Intellectual life.
Germans -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Brain drain -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Brain drain -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Brain drain -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Germany -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
ISBN 0521497418 (hc)