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Title Eugenics, Literature, and Culture in Post-war Britain.
Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (201 pages)
Series Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-186) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics in literature.
Eugenics -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Biopolitics -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Front Cover; Eugenics, Literature and Culture in Post-war Britain; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Eugenics and the Meritocracy; 2 Defective Humans: Mental Deficiency in Post-war Britain; 3 Genetics and Eugenics; 4 Race and the Body Politic; 5 Population Control; 6 Afterword; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Summary This book explores eugenics in its wider social context and in literary representations in post-war Britain. Drawing on a wide range of sources in medicine, social and educational policy, genetics, popular science, science fiction, and literary texts, Hanson tracks the dynamic interactions between eugenic ideas across diverse cultural fields, demonstrating the strength of the eugenic imagination. Challenging assumptions that eugenics was fatally compromised by its association with Nazi atrocities, or that it petered out in the context of changed social attitudes in an egalitarian post-war soci.
Other Title Print version: Hanson, Clare. Eugenics, Literature, and Culture in Post-war Britain. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ┬ę2012 9780415806985