Heredity, Race, and the Birth of the Modern

Heredity, Race, and the Birth of the Modern

by Sara Eigen Figal

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ISBN-13: 9781135891602
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 202
File size: 328 KB

About the Author

Sara Eigen Figal is on the faculty of the German Department at Vanderbilt University. She is co-editor (with Mark Larrimore) of The German Invention of Race, a collection of essays on eighteenth-century science, philosophy, political theory, and literature, published with SUNY Press.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Generating the Good

Chapter One: Legal Fictions of Genealogy

Chapter Two: Mothers Have Animals, Fathers Have Heirs

Chapter Three: Questions of Kind: A Human Species

Chapter Four: Questions of Kind: (family) Race (species)

Chapter Five: Genealogical Purification

Chapter Six: Medical Police and Hybridization

Chapter Seven: Literary Insight: Brotherhood, the End of Tolerance

Postscript: Heredity’s Time




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