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The biopolitics of feeling : race, sex, and science in the nineteenth century

Author: Kyla Schuller
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
Series: Anima
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Kyla Schuller unearths the forgotten, multiethnic sciences of impressibility-the capacity to be affected-to expose the powerful workings of sentimental biopower in the nineteenth-century United  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kyla Schuller
ISBN: 9780822369530 ) 0822369532 ((pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC Number: 1098204950
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 215-282).
Description: xi, 282 p.
Contents: Introduction: Sentimental biopower --
Taxonomies of feeling: sensation and sentiment in evolutionary race science --
Body as text, race as palimpsest: Frances E.W. Harper and black feminist biopolitics --
Vaginal impressions: gyno-neurology and the racial origins of sexual difference --
Incremental life: biophilanthropy and the child migrants of the lower east side --
From impressibility to interactionism: W.E.B. du Bois, black eugenics, and the struggle --
Against genetic determinisms --
Epilogue: The afterlives of impressibility
Series Title: Anima

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