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Disabled upon arrival : eugenics, immigration, and the construction of race and disability

Author: Jay Dolmage
Publisher: Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A rhetorical examination of the spaces, technologies, and discourses of immigration restriction during the peak period of North American immigration in the early twentieth century. Links anti-immigration rhetoric to eugenics--and argues racist and ableist ideas about bodily values have never really gone away"--
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Dolmage, Jay.
Disabled upon arrival.
Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1023551035
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Dolmage
ISBN: 9780814213629 0814213626 9780814254677 0814254675
OCLC Number: 1000040285
Description: ix, 177 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Immigration has never been about immigration --
Island : Ellis Island and the inventions of race and disability --
Pier : Canada's Pier 21 and the memorialization of immigration --
Explosion : Technologies of immigration restriction --
Archive : Affective spaces of eugenics --
Conclusion : Responsibility for tomorrow.
Responsibility: Jay Timothy Dolmage.

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"A rhetorical examination of the spaces, technologies, and discourses of immigration restriction during the peak period of North American immigration in the early twentieth century. Links anti-immigration rhetoric to eugenics--and argues racist and ableist ideas about bodily values have never really gone away"--

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