Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century: Rational Reproduction and the New Woman (Paperback)Angelique Richardson (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 401 g
Dimensions: 215 x 138 x 14 mm
...an illuminating examination of the ways in which feminist writers incorporated eugenics and notions of rational reproduction into fiction in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. * Lara Marks, Medical History *
beautifully written and meticulously argued * Naomi Hetherington, Textual Practice *
Richardson's highlighting of the diverse ways in which love was constructed is compelling... elegantly and cogently brings together a wide range of eugenic and anti-eugenic sources and thinkers. * Lucy Delap, Women's History Review *
Swiftly establishes itself as a very significant contribution to the expanded field of New Woman scholarship... of Grand, of the feminism of the period and of the cultural history of eugenics itself. * Carolyn Burdett, Women: A Cultural Review *
Richardson enriches our understanding of the connections between feminist thought and Victorian biological science. * Chris Waters, History Workshop Journal *
a very well-written and thoughtful piece of scholarship that successfully combines historical analysis and literary criticism. It is a welcome and important contribution to the cultural study of British eugenics and early feminism and, crucially, to the relationship between the two. * Nadja Durbach, H-Net *
Richardson provides a valuably warts-and-all history of how feminism intersected with biological racism and hereditary elitism. As a result, this is a genuinely important contribution to the history of British feminism. * John Waller, British Journal for the History of Science *
A finely organized and superbly researched study which significantly extends our knowledge of a literary cadre. * Roger Ebbatson, Thomas Hardy Journal *
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