Building A Better Race

Building a Better Race PDF
Author: Wendy Kline
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520246748
Size: 69.80 MB
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Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 218

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Building A Better Race

by Wendy Kline, Building A Better Race Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Building A Better Race books, "Building a Better Race powerfully demonstrates the centrality of eugenics during the first half of the twentieth century. Kline persuasively uncovers eugenics' unexpected centrality to modern assumptions about marriage, the family, and morality, even as late as the 1950s. The book is full of surprising connections and stories, and provides crucial new perspectives illuminating the history of eugenics, gender and normative twentieth-century sexuality."—Gail Bederman, author of Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the US, 1880-1917 "A strikingly fresh approach to eugenics.... Kline's work places eugenicists squarely at the center of modern reevaluations of females sexuality, sexual morality in general, changing gender roles, and modernizing family ideology. She insists that eugenic ideas had more power and were less marginal in public discourse than other historians have indicated."—Regina Morantz-Sanchez, author of Conduct Unbecoming a Woman: Medicine on Trial in Turn-of-the-Century Brooklyn



Building A Better Race

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Author: Wendy Kline
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 53.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Eugenics
Languages : un
Pages : 508

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Bodies Of Knowledge

Bodies of Knowledge PDF
Author: Wendy Kline
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226443086
Size: 47.19 MB
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Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 202

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Bodies Of Knowledge

by Wendy Kline, Bodies Of Knowledge Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bodies Of Knowledge books, Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, women argued that unless they gained access to information about their own bodies, there would be no equality. In Bodies of Knowledge, Wendy Kline considers the ways in which ordinary women worked to position the female body at the center of women’s liberation. As Kline shows, the struggle to attain this knowledge unified women but also divided them—according to race, class, sexuality, or level of professionalization. Each of the five chapters of Bodies of Knowledge examines a distinct moment or setting of the women’s movement in order to give life to the ideas, expectations, and pitfalls encountered by the advocates of women’s health: the making of Our Bodies, Ourselves (1973); the conflicts surrounding the training and practice of women’s pelvic exams; the emergence of abortion as a feminist issue; the battles over contraceptive regulation at the 1983 Depo-Provera FDA hearings; and the rise of the profession of midwifery. Including an epilogue that considers the experiences of the daughters of 1970s feminists, Bodies of Knowledge is an important contribution to the study of the bodies—that marked the lives—of feminism’s second wave.



Building A Better Race Epistemic Resistance And Homogeneity In The Works Of W E B Du Bois And Ernest A Hooton

Building a Better Race  Epistemic Resistance and Homogeneity In the Works of W E B Du Bois and Ernest A  Hooton PDF
Author: Thomas Reese Wells
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Size: 64.25 MB
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Category : African Americans
Languages : un
Pages : 118

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Building A Better Race Epistemic Resistance And Homogeneity In The Works Of W E B Du Bois And Ernest A Hooton

by Thomas Reese Wells, Building A Better Race Epistemic Resistance And Homogeneity In The Works Of W E B Du Bois And Ernest A Hooton Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Building A Better Race Epistemic Resistance And Homogeneity In The Works Of W E B Du Bois And Ernest A Hooton books, My thesis is concerned with the politics and practice of right reproduction and eugenics in the early 20th century, specifically centered on the political thought of two American intellectuals, W.E.B Du Bois and Ernest Hooton. For these two thinkers, the reproduction of race in the right way was integral to the survival of each population. Part one of the paper is concerned with the race thinking of two intellectuals and how that thinking connects to the "science" of eugenics; I will explain what eugenics is, and situate biographical sketches of W.E.B Du Bois and Ernest Hooton within this narrative. In part two, I close read a piece of science fiction by each thinker, and through that close reading I identify several compelling pieces of anecdotal evidence that are theoretically critical to understanding the idea that this paper engages with in part three, the culminating argument of this entire work: using standpoint theory as a foundation, I will argue that W.E.B Du Bois' presence in the larger conversation about the use and utility of eugenics (in his case, a strong interest in positive eugenics) actively assisted in the expansion and eventual abandonment of the idea itself.



Coming Home

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Author: Wendy Kline
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019023251X
Size: 25.86 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 264

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Coming Home

by Wendy Kline, Coming Home Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Coming Home books, By the mid-twentieth century, two things appeared destined for extinction in the United States: the practice of home birth and the profession of midwifery. In 1940, close to half of all U.S. births took place in the hospital, and the trend was increasing. By 1970, the percentage of hospital births reached an all-time high of 99.4%, and the obstetrician, rather than the midwife, assumed nearly complete control over what had become an entirely medicalized procedure. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, an explosion of new alternative organizations, publications, and conferences cropped up, documenting a very different demographic trend; by 1977, the percentage of out-of-hospital births had more than doubled. Home birth was making a comeback, but why? The executive director of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists publicly noted in 1977 the "rising tide of demand for home delivery," describing it as an "anti-intellectual-anti-science revolt." A quiet revolution spread across cities and suburbs, towns and farms, as individuals challenged legal, institutional and medical protocols by choosing unlicensed midwives to catch their babies at home. Coming Home analyzes the ideas, values, and experiences that led to this quiet revolution and its long-term consequences for our understanding of birth, medicine, and culture. Who were these self-proclaimed midwives and how did they learn their trade? Because the United States had virtually eliminated midwifery in most areas by the mid-twentieth century, most of them had little knowledge of or exposure to the historic practice, drawing primarily on obstetrical texts, trial and error, and sometimes instruction from aging home birth physicians to learn their craft. While their constituents were primarily drawn from the educated white middle class, their model of care (which ultimately drew on the wisdom and practice of a more diverse, global pool of midwives) had the potential to transform birth practices for all women, both in and out of the hospital.



Coming Home

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Author: Kline
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ISBN: 9780190232542
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Wheels

Wheels PDF
Author: Paul Hemphill
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425165812
Size: 45.36 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 368

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Wheels

by Paul Hemphill, Wheels Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wheels books, Chronicles the story of stock car racing from its origins some fifty years ago through the events of the 1996 Winston Cup season, offering a behind-the-scenes look at everything from top players to the races themselves. Reprint.