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The biopolitics of feeling : race, sex, and science in the nineteenth century, Kyla Schuller

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The biopolitics of feeling : race, sex, and science in the nineteenth century
Title
The biopolitics of feeling
Title remainder
race, sex, and science in the nineteenth century
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Kyla Schuller
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Language
eng
Summary
"[This book] unearths the forgotten, multiethnic sciences of impressibility--the capacity to be transformed by one's environment and experiences--to uncover how biopower developed in the United States. [The author] challenges prevalent interpretations of biopower and literary cultures to reveal how biopower emerged within the discourses and practices of sentimentalism. Through analyses of evolutionary theories, gynecological sciences, abolitionist poetry and other literary texts, feminist tracts, child welfare reforms, and black uplift movements, [the author] excavates a vast apparatus that regulated the capacity of sensory and emotional feeling in an attempt to shape the evolution of the national population. [The author's] historical and theoretical work exposes the overlooked role of sex difference in population management and the optimization of life, illuminating how models of binary sex function as one of the key mechanisms of racializing power. [The author] thereby overturns long-accepted frameworks of the nature of race and sex difference, offers key corrective insights to modern debates surrounding the equation of racism with determinism and the liberatory potential of ideas about the plasticity of the body, and reframes contemporary notions of sentiment, affect, sexuality, evolution, and heredity."--
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1977-
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Schuller, Kyla
Dewey number
303.3/72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.S475
LC item number
S385 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anima
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  • Sentimentalism in literature
  • Emotions in literature
  • Eugenics in literature
  • Sex role
  • Literature and science
  • Emotions in literature
  • Eugenics in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Sentimentalism in literature
  • Sex role
  • United States
  • Biopolitik
  • Gefühl
  • USA
Label
The biopolitics of feeling : race, sex, and science in the nineteenth century, Kyla Schuller
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sentimental biopower -- Taxonomies of feeling: sensation and sentiment in evolutionary race science -- Body as text, race as palimpsest: Frances E.W. Harper and black feminist biopolitics -- Vaginal impressions: gyno-neurology and the racial origins of sexual difference -- Incremental life: biophilanthropy and the child migrants of the lower east side -- From impressibility to interactionism: W.E.B. du Bois, black eugenics, and the struggle -- Against genetic determinisms -- Epilogue: The afterlives of impressibility
Control code
978523618
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780822369530
Lccn
2017025273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13706976
System control number
(OCoLC)978523618
Label
The biopolitics of feeling : race, sex, and science in the nineteenth century, Kyla Schuller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction: Sentimental biopower -- Taxonomies of feeling: sensation and sentiment in evolutionary race science -- Body as text, race as palimpsest: Frances E.W. Harper and black feminist biopolitics -- Vaginal impressions: gyno-neurology and the racial origins of sexual difference -- Incremental life: biophilanthropy and the child migrants of the lower east side -- From impressibility to interactionism: W.E.B. du Bois, black eugenics, and the struggle -- Against genetic determinisms -- Epilogue: The afterlives of impressibility
Control code
978523618
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780822369530
Lccn
2017025273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13706976
System control number
(OCoLC)978523618

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