Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914

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  • ISBN: 022619678X
  • Author: Scott Spector
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Genre: History
  • Date: Sept. 6 2016
  • Pages: 296
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

Around the turn of the twentieth century, Vienna and Berlin were centers of scientific knowledge, accompanied by a sense of triumphalism and confidence in progress. Yet they were also sites of fascination with urban decay, often focused on sexual and criminal deviants and the tales …