Cultural Studies: Book Series

Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

Charlotte Wolff (1897-1986) was born into a middle-class, Jewish family. Completing her doctorate from Berlin in 1926, she had a small private medical and psychotherapeutic practice. In 1933 she was forced to leave Germany because of the Nazi regime, and settled for a few years in Paris. As a German refugee she was unable to practice medicine, so she began her research into the correlation between hand traits and personality. An active lesbian from an early age, her later research turned to sexology and her writing on lesbianism and bisexuality were influential early works in the field. This is a great opportunity to rediscover her early work, including her first autobiography.

  • The Human Hand

    1st Edition

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Originally published in 1942, this book was very different from anything else written about the psychology of hands. The author had worked amongst apes and monkeys at the zoo, patients in what at the time were called ‘mental hospitals’, and amongst all manner of men, women and children. The results…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

  • A Psychology of Gesture

    1st Edition

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Originally published in 1945, this title was a follow-up to the author’s previous book The Human Hand. This time she looks at the psychology of gesture and its relation to personality. The special place that a psychology of gesture merits is obvious. It permits a direct knowledge of personality…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

  • The Hand in Psychological Diagnosis

    1st Edition

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Originally published in 1951, this title looks at the study of the hand in relation to psychological diagnosis. This was at the time a new branch of psychology and the author is keen to point out it must not be viewed as perfect or indeed complete. Practical experience and a deeper understanding of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

  • On the Way to Myself

    Communications to a Friend, 1st Edition

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Originally published in 1969, Dr Charlotte Wolff was the author of three books of psychology: The Human Hand, A Psychology of Gesture and The Hand in Psychological Diagnosis. This book, though it contains much psychology, is not of the same scientific kind as these. It is an autobiography, but not…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

  • Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff

    1st Edition

    By Charlotte Wolff

    Charlotte Wolff (1897-1986) was born in Riesenburg, West Prussia (now Prabuty, Poland) into a middle-class Jewish family. She studied philosophy and then medicine at several German universities, completing her doctorate in Berlin in 1926. Working in various institutions over the next few years…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25
    Routledge
    Collected Works of Charlotte Wolff