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Gilman, 1998. Social Research 65(2):401-433

Sibling Incest, Madness, and the Jews
Sander L. Gilman

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Taxonomy and Deviance
Arien Mack, Editor
Nick O. Haslam
Volume 65, No. 2 (Summer 1998): 401-433

ABSTRACT: This article examines the nosology of the deviant in modern culture. Incest is just such a category of deviance in modern culture. Sibling incest was a touchstone for the incest and inbreeding discussions of the late-nineteenth century and one of the often cited social problems. Child murder and sibling incest come to be linked in the forensic science of the period as twin signs of the madness of the Jews. The madness of the Jews is a sexual madness, whether it is focused on the body of the Christian and death or on the body of the Jew and immoral reproduction. Anti-Semitism, in the late-nineteenth century, saw the Jews as an essentially ill people and labeled the origins of that illness as...
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