Download e-book for kindle: American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of by Nancy Ordover

By Nancy Ordover

ISBN-10: 0816635587

ISBN-13: 9780816635580

ISBN-10: 0816635595

ISBN-13: 9780816635597

The Nazis could have given eugenics its damaging connotations, however the practice-and the "science" that helps it-is nonetheless disturbingly alive in the United States in anti-immigration tasks, the hunt for a "gay gene," and theories of collective intelligence. Tracing the historic roots and endurance of eugenics within the usa, Nancy Ordover explores the political and cultural weather that has endowed those campaigns with mass attraction and medical legitimacy.

American Eugenics demonstrates how organic theories of race, gender, and sexuality are crucially associated via a priority with regulating the "unfit." those hyperlinks emerge in Ordover's exam of 3 separate yet eventually comparable American eugenics campaigns: early twentieth-century anti-immigration crusades; clinical types and interventions imposed on (and occasionally embraced via) lesbians, gays, transgendered humans, and bisexuals; and the obligatory sterilization of bad ladies and ladies of colour. all through, her paintings unearths how built notions of race, gender, sexuality, and state are positioned to ideological makes use of and the way "faith in technology" can undermine innovative social routine, drawing liberals and conservatives alike into eugenics-based discourse and policies.

Nancy Ordover is an self reliant pupil who lives in manhattan City.

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