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The Resource American eugenics : race, queer anatomy, and the science of nationalism, Nancy Ordover

American eugenics : race, queer anatomy, and the science of nationalism, Nancy Ordover

Label
American eugenics : race, queer anatomy, and the science of nationalism
Title
American eugenics
Title remainder
race, queer anatomy, and the science of nationalism
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Ordover
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ordover, Nancy
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eugenics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Eugenics
  • United States
  • Eugénisme
  • Genre
  • Sexualité
  • Nationalisme
  • Aspect politique
  • 20e siècle
  • États-Unis
  • Genetics and Reproduction
  • Eugenics
  • Ethnic Groups
  • History, 20th Century
  • Prejudice
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Homosexuality
  • Sterilization, Involuntary
  • United States
Summary expansion
Traces the history of eugenics ideology in the United States and its ongoing presence in contemporary life. The Nazis may have given eugenics its negative connotations, but the practice--and the "science" that supports it--is still disturbingly alive in America in anti-immigration initiatives, the quest for a "gay gene, " and theories of collective intelligence. Tracing the historical roots and persistence of eugenics in the United States, Nancy Ordover explores the political and cultural climate that has endowed these campaigns with mass appeal and scientific legitimacy. American Eugenics demonstrates how biological theories of race, gender, and sexuality are crucially linked through a concern with regulating the "unfit." These links emerge in Ordover's examination of three separate but ultimately related American eugenics campaigns: early twentieth-century anti-immigration crusades; medical models and interventions imposed on (and sometimes embraced by) lesbians, gays, transgendered people, andbisexuals;, and the compulsory sterilization of poor women and women of color. Throughout, her work reveals how constructed notions of race, gender, sexuality, and nation are put to ideological uses and how "faith in science" can undermine progressive social movements, drawing liberals and conservatives alike into eugenics-based discourse and policies
Label
American eugenics : race, queer anatomy, and the science of nationalism, Nancy Ordover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National hygiene: twentieth-century immigration and the eugenics lobby -- Queer anatomy: one hundred years of diagnosis, dissection, and political strategy -- Sterilization and beyond: the liberal appeal of the technofix
Control code
ocn228143265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299911550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbqrdt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228143265
Label
American eugenics : race, queer anatomy, and the science of nationalism, Nancy Ordover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National hygiene: twentieth-century immigration and the eugenics lobby -- Queer anatomy: one hundred years of diagnosis, dissection, and political strategy -- Sterilization and beyond: the liberal appeal of the technofix
Control code
ocn228143265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299911550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbqrdt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228143265

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