Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Framing the Moron : The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era, Paperback / softback Book

Framing the Moron : The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era Paperback / softback

Part of the Disability History series

Paperback / softback

Description

Many people are shocked upon discovering that tens of thousands of innocent persons in the United States were involuntarily sterilized, forced into institutions, and otherwise maltreated within the course of the eugenic movement (1900-30).

Such social control efforts are easier to understand when we consider the variety of dehumanizing and fear-inducing rhetoric propagandists invoke to frame their potential victims.

This book, now available in paperback, details the major rhetorical themes employed within the context of eugenic propaganda, drawing largely on original sources of the period.

Early in the twentieth century the term 'moron' was developed to describe the primary targets of eugenic control.

This book demonstrates how the image of moronity in the United States was shaped by eugenicists.

This book will be of interest not only to disability and eugenics scholars and historians, but to anyone who wants to explore the means by which pejorative metaphors are used to support social control efforts against vulnerable community groups. -- .

Information

Other Formats

£14.99

£13.05

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Disability History series   |  View all