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The Resource Breeding : a partial history of the eighteenth century, Jenny Davidson

Breeding : a partial history of the eighteenth century, Jenny Davidson

Label
Breeding : a partial history of the eighteenth century
Title
Breeding
Title remainder
a partial history of the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Davidson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Turning to the works of Locke, Rousseau, Swift, Defoe, and other giants of the British Enlightenment, Jenny Davidson revives the debates that raged over the husbandry of human nature and highlights their critical impact on the development of eugenics, the emergence of fears about biological determinism, and the history of the language itself. Combining rich historical research with a keen sense of story, she links explanations for the physical resemblance between parents and children to larger arguments about culture and society and shows how the threads of this compelling conversation reveal the character of a century. A remarkable intellectual history, Breeding not only recasts the fundamental concerns of the Enlightenment but also uncovers the seeds of thought that bloomed into contemporary notions of human perfectibility."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Jenny
Dewey number
809/.93353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.B74
LC item number
D38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Breeding
  • Education and heredity
  • Nature and nurture
  • Breeding in literature
  • Heredity in literature
  • Biology in literature
  • Eugenics in literature
  • Eugenics
  • Literature and science
  • English literature
  • Breeding
  • Education and heredity
  • Nature and nurture
  • Literature and science
  • Erziehung <Motiv>
  • Eugenik <Motiv>
  • Literatur
  • Vererbung <Motiv>
  • Englisch
  • Broeden
  • Opvoeding
  • Onderwijs
  • Erfelijkheid
  • Eugenetica
  • Literatuur (fictie en non-fictie)
  • Bellettrie
  • Voortplanting (biologie)
  • Erfelijkheid en omgeving
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • English literature
  • Breeding
  • Education and heredity
  • Nature and nurture
  • Breeding in literature
  • Heredity in literature
  • Biology in literature
  • Literature and science
Label
Breeding : a partial history of the eighteenth century, Jenny Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
226360240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780231511117
Lccn
2008024831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226360240
Label
Breeding : a partial history of the eighteenth century, Jenny Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
226360240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780231511117
Lccn
2008024831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226360240

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