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Popular eugenics : national efficiency and American mass culture in the 1930s / edited by Susan Currell and Christina Cogdell.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: HQ755.5.U5 P66 2006

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    Format
    Book
    Published
    Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, c2006
    Locale
    United States
    Contents
    Introduction / Susan Currell
    A new deal for the child : Ann Cooper Hewitt and sterilization in the 1930s / Wendy Kline
    Eugenic decline and recovery in self-improvement literature of the thirties / Susan Currell
    "Drilling eugenics into people's minds" : expertise, public opinion, and biopolitics in Alexis Carrel's Man, the unknown / Andrés H. Reggiani
    "Explaining sexual life to your daughter" : gender and eugenic education in the United States during the 1930s / Michael A. Rembis
    Defending Jeeter : conservative arguments against eugenics in the Depression era South / Betsy L. Nies
    Poor whites and the Federal Writers' Project : the rhetoric of eugenics in the southern life histories / Stephen Fender
    The descent of Yoknapatawpha : eugenics and the origins of Faulkner's world / Barbara E. Ladner
    The American Adonis : a natural history of the "average American" (man), 1921-32 / Mary K. Coffey
    Smooth flow : biological efficiency and streamline design / Christina Cogdell
    Apes, men, and teeth : Earnest A. Hooton and eugenic decay / Nicole Rafter
    Classical bodies versus the criminal carnival : eugenics ideology in 1930s popular art / Kerry Soper
    Scientific selection on the silver screen : madcap eugenics in College holiday / Karen A. Keely
    Monsters in the bed : the horror-film eugenics of Dracula and Frankenstein / Angela Marie Smith
    The Nazi eugenics exhibit in the United States, 1934-43 / Robert Rydell, Christina Cogdell, and Mark Largent.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Currell, Susan.
    Cogdell, Christina.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction / Susan Currell -- A new deal for the child : Ann Cooper Hewitt and sterilization in the 1930s / Wendy Kline -- Eugenic decline and recovery in self-improvement literature of the thirties / Susan Currell -- "Drilling eugenics into people's minds" : expertise, public opinion, and biopolitics in Alexis Carrel's Man, the unknown / Andrés H. Reggiani -- "Explaining sexual life to your daughter" : gender and eugenic education in the United States during the 1930s / Michael A. Rembis -- Defending Jeeter : conservative arguments against eugenics in the Depression era South / Betsy L. Nies -- Poor whites and the Federal Writers' Project : the rhetoric of eugenics in the southern life histories / Stephen Fender -- The descent of Yoknapatawpha : eugenics and the origins of Faulkner's world / Barbara E. Ladner -- The American Adonis : a natural history of the "average American" (man), 1921-32 / Mary K. Coffey -- Smooth flow : biological efficiency and streamline design / Christina Cogdell -- Apes, men, and teeth : Earnest A. Hooton and eugenic decay / Nicole Rafter -- Classical bodies versus the criminal carnival : eugenics ideology in 1930s popular art / Kerry Soper -- Scientific selection on the silver screen : madcap eugenics in College holiday / Karen A. Keely -- Monsters in the bed : the horror-film eugenics of Dracula and Frankenstein / Angela Marie Smith -- The Nazi eugenics exhibit in the United States, 1934-43 / Robert Rydell, Christina Cogdell, and Mark Largent.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    082141691X
    9780821416914 (hardcover : alk. paper)
    0821416928 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    9780821416921 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    x, 406 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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