Framing the moron : the social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era. (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Framing the moron : the social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era.

Author: Gerald V O'Brien; Julie Anderson; Walton Schalick
Publisher: Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Series: Disability History MUP.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many people are shocked upon discovering that tens of thousands of innocent persons in the United States were involuntarily sterilized, forced into institutions, and otherwise maltreated within the course of the eugenic movement (1900-30). Such social control efforts are easier to understand when we consider the variety of dehumanizing and fear-inducing rhetoric propagandists invoke to frame their potential victims.  Read more...
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O'Brien, Gerald V.
Framing the moron : The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era.
Oxford : Manchester University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald V O'Brien; Julie Anderson; Walton Schalick
ISBN: 9781526103420 1526103427
OCLC Number: 960166184
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages).
Contents: Cover; Framing the moron; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Metaphors and the dehumanization of marginalized groups; 2 The organism metaphor: the moron as a diseased entity; 3 The animal metaphor: the moron as an atavistic subhuman; 4 The war and natural catastrophe metaphors: the moron as an enemy force; 5 The religious and altruistic metaphors: the moron as an immoral sinner and an object of protection ; 6 The object metaphor: the moron as a poorly functioning human; 7 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Disability History MUP.

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Framing the moron details the variety of dehumanizing and fear-inducing rhetoric employed by the American eugenic movement during the early twentieth century, which led to tens of thousands of  Read more...

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'O'Brien's book is a welcome addition to the scholarship on eugenics and to the growing number of studies dedicated to disability, marginality, and stigma in the twentieth century and beyond. Its Read more...

 
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