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Love and eugenics among the late Victorians : science, fiction, feminism

Author: Angelique Richardson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century recontextualizes New Woman writers, demonstrating that they were as concerned with the questions of poverty, sickness, and health as they were with the changing role of women, the issue for which they are currently generally known and celebrated. Focusing on fiction and the press, and drawing on the papers and published work of Galton and other eugenists, Love and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angelique Richardson
ISBN: 0198187009 9780198187004
OCLC Number: 1076767256
Notes: Also known as Love and eugenics in the late 19th century: rational reproduction and the new woman.
List of Illustrations.
Prologue.
Description: xv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. p. 1. 2. Women and Nature. p. 33. 3. Charity and Citizenship. p. 58. 4. Science and Love. p. 78. 5. Sarah Grand and Eugenic Love. p. 95. 6. Sarah Grand, the Country, and the City. p. 132. 7. George Egerton and Eugenic Morality. p. 156. 8. Mona Caird: Individual Liberty and the Challenge to Eugenics. p. 179. Afterword. p. 215. Select Bibliography. p. 228. Index. p. 239.
Responsibility: Angelique Richardson.

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Exploring the pervasiveness of eugenic ideas in fin-de-siecle Britain, and recontextualizing New Woman fiction, 'Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century' makes a radical contribution to  Read more...

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