Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century: Rational Reproduction and the New Woman

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Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century recontextualizes New Woman writers, demonstrating that they were as concerned with the questions of poverty, sickness, and health as they were with the changing role of women, the issue for which they are currently generally known and celebrated. Focusing on fiction and the press, and drawing on the papers and published work of Galton and other eugenists, Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century reveals the cultural pervasiveness of eugenics and explores, ...
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Overview

Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century recontextualizes New Woman writers, demonstrating that they were as concerned with the questions of poverty, sickness, and health as they were with the changing role of women, the issue for which they are currently generally known and celebrated. Focusing on fiction and the press, and drawing on the papers and published work of Galton and other eugenists, Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century reveals the cultural pervasiveness of eugenics and explores, for the first time, the intimate relations between early feminism and eugenics, making a radical contribution to nineteenth-century studies.
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"This is a bravely revisionist reading, which will give considerable pause for thought to all those who have enthusiastically embraced and celebrated the progressive, protofeminist aspects of the New Woman movement.... Richardson exposes not just the class biases, but in some cases the antihumanitarianism of these writers."—Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

"Richardson provides an important analysis of 'The Woman Question' in 19th-century Britain through a tour of the ideas of Darwin, Galton, Mill, and three Victorian novelists: Sarah Grand, George Egerton (Mary Chavelita Dunne), and Mona Caird."—Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198187011
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Exeter University
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Table of Contents

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Prologue
1 Introduction 1
2 Women and Nature 33
3 Charity and Citizenship 58
4 Science and Love 78
5 Sarah Grand and Eugenic Love 95
6 Sarah Grand, the Country, and the City 132
7 George Egerton and Eugenic Morality 156
8 Mona Caird: Individual Liberty and the Challenge to Eugenics 179
Afterword 215
Select Bibliography 228
Index 239
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