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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


Description 1 online resource (x, 406 pages)
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 Eugenics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- Social aspects -- United States
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics in literature.
Eugenics in motion pictures.
Culture in motion pictures.
Mass media.
Population genetics.
Natural selection.
Social history.
Eugenics -- history
History, 20th Century
Mass Media
Genetics, Population
Selection, Genetic
Social Conditions
Socioeconomic Factors
Communications Media
mass media.
social history.
Social history.
Population genetics.
Natural selection.
Mass media.
Culture in motion pictures.
Eugenics in literature.
Eugenics in motion pictures.
Eugenics -- Social aspects.
Popular culture.
Eugenik Motiv
SUBJECT United States -- History -- 1919-1933.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
United States
Subject United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Currell, Susan
Cogdell, Christina
LC no. 2006017473
ISBN 0821442066