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The Resource Eugenics and Protestant social reform : hereditary science and religion in America 1860-1940, Dennis L. Durst

Eugenics and Protestant social reform : hereditary science and religion in America 1860-1940, Dennis L. Durst

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Eugenics and Protestant social reform : hereditary science and religion in America 1860-1940
Title
Eugenics and Protestant social reform
Title remainder
hereditary science and religion in America 1860-1940
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Dennis L. Durst
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Language
eng
Summary
The eugenics movement prior to the Second World War gave voice to the desire of many social reformers to promote good births and prevent bad births. Two sources of cultural authority in this period, science and religion, often found common cause in the promotion of eugenics. The rhetoric of biology and theology blended in strange ways through a common framework known as degeneration theory. Degeneration, a core concept of the eugenics movement, served as a key conceptual nexus between theological and scientific reflection on heredity among Protestant intellectuals and social reformers in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Elite efforts at social control of the allegedly "unfit" took the form of negative eugenics. This included marriage restrictions and even sterilization for many who were identified as having a suspect heredity. Speculations on heredity were deployed in identifying the feeble-minded, hereditary criminals, hereditary alcoholics, and racial minorities as presumed hindrances to the progress of civilization. A few social reformers trained in biology, anthropology, criminology, and theology eventually raised objections to the eugenics movement. Still, many thousands of citizens on the margins were labeled as defectives and suffered human rights violations during this turbulent time of social change. --
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Durst, Dennis L
Dewey number
363.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ751
LC item number
.D877 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics
  • Sterilization (Birth control)
  • Medical ethics
  • Social Darwinism
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and science
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Eugenics and Protestant social reform : hereditary science and religion in America 1860-1940, Dennis L. Durst
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-201)
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volume
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Contents
Introduction -- Degeneration theory and eugenics discourse -- Theories of heredity and the rise of eugenics -- "Stigmata of degeneration" : the religious rhetoric of eugenics -- Eugenic family studies, science, and religion -- The degenerate mind and hereditary mental defect -- Epilepsy and eugenics in scientific and religious perspective -- From sinful to criminal : the making of hereditary criminality -- Drink and the degeneration of the germ plasm -- Degeneration and the race question -- Theologians, hereditary sin, and eugenics -- Conclusion : the quest for good births
Control code
2017302182
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9781532605796
Lccn
2017302182
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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Eugenics and Protestant social reform : hereditary science and religion in America 1860-1940, Dennis L. Durst
Publication
Note
THIS IS AN ASK-TO-ORDER PRINT TITLE. In order to receive this book, PLEASE SIGN-IN TO THE ONLINE CATALOG WITH YOUR LIBRARY-CARD BARCODE AND PIN, AND THEN PLACE A "HOLD" REQUEST. A Library staff member will contact you to confirm the order and notify you when the title will be available for pick-up
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-201)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Degeneration theory and eugenics discourse -- Theories of heredity and the rise of eugenics -- "Stigmata of degeneration" : the religious rhetoric of eugenics -- Eugenic family studies, science, and religion -- The degenerate mind and hereditary mental defect -- Epilepsy and eugenics in scientific and religious perspective -- From sinful to criminal : the making of hereditary criminality -- Drink and the degeneration of the germ plasm -- Degeneration and the race question -- Theologians, hereditary sin, and eugenics -- Conclusion : the quest for good births
Control code
2017302182
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9781532605796
Lccn
2017302182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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