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Title Popular eugenics : national efficiency and American mass culture in the 1930s / edited by Susan Currell and Christina Cogdell
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2006]
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Contents Introduction / Susan Currell -- A new deal for the child : Ann Cooper Hewitt and sterilization in the 1930s / Wendy Kline -- Eugenic decline and recovery in self-improvement literature of the thirties / Susan Currell -- "Drilling eugenics into people's minds" : expertise, public opinion, and biopolitics in Alexis Carrel's Man, the unknown / Andrés H. Reggiani -- "Explaining sexual life to your daughter" : gender and eugenic education in the United States during the 1930s / Michael A. Rembis -- Defending Jeeter : conservative arguments against eugenics in the Depression era South / Betsy L. Nies -- Poor whites and the Federal Writers' Project : the rhetoric of eugenics in the southern life histories / Stephen Fender -- The descent of Yoknapatawpha : eugenics and the origins of Faulkner's world / Barbara E. Ladner -- The American Adonis : a natural history of the "average American" (man), 1921-32 / Mary K. Coffey -- Smooth flow : biological efficiency and streamline design / Christina Cogdell -- Apes, men, and teeth : Earnest A. Hooton and eugenic decay / Nicole Rafter -- Classical bodies versus the criminal carnival : eugenics ideology in 1930s popular art / Kerry Soper -- Scientific selection on the silver screen : madcap eugenics in College holiday / Karen A. Keely -- Monsters in the bed : the horror-film eugenics of Dracula and Frankenstein / Angela Marie Smith -- The Nazi eugenics exhibit in the United States, 1934-43 / Robert Rydell, Christina Cogdell, and Mark Largent
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Culture in motion pictures.
Eugenics in literature.
Eugenics in motion pictures.
Eugenics -- Social aspects -- United States.
Eugenics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Mass Media.
Population -- genetics.
Selection, Genetic.
Social Conditions.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United States -- History -- 1919-1933.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Cogdell, Christina.
Currell, Susan.
ISBN 0821442066