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

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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 ...

Framing the Moron: The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era 2016, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781784991074

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Framing the Moron: The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era 2013, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719087097

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