The Resource Determined Spirits : Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848-1930

Determined Spirits : Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848-1930

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Determined Spirits : Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848-1930
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Determined Spirits
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Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848-1930
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eng
Summary
Examines the Spiritualist movement's role in disseminating eugenic and hard hereditarian thought. Studying transatlantic spiritualist literature from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, Christine Ferguson focuses on its incorporation and dissemination of bio-determinist and eugenic thought. She asks why ideas about rational reproduction, hereditary determinism and race improvement became so important to spiritualist novelists, journalists and biographers in this period. She also examines how these concerns drove emerging Spiritualist understandings of disability, intelligence, crime, concep
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Ferguson, Christine
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index present
LC call number
DA592
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture
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  • Spiritualism
  • Spiritualism
  • Spiritualism
  • Spiritualism
  • Literature and spiritualism
  • Literature and spiritualism
  • Literature and spiritualism
  • Literature and spiritualism
  • Great Britain
  • Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Literature and spiritualism
  • Spiritualism
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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Determined Spirits : Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848-1930
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Publication
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Radical Determinism and the Natural History of the Medium; Chapter 2 Spirits in Mind: Madness, Idiocy and the Cultural Capital of Ignorance; Chapter 3 Eugenic Summerlands: Sexual Reproduction and Family Engineering in the Spheres; Chapter 4 Blended Souls: Paschal Beverly Randolph and Occult Miscegenation; Chapter 5 Criminal Man and Recidivist Spirit: Spiritualism, Criminal Anthropology and Thanato-Rehabilitationism
  • Chapter 6 Dead Letters: Bioaesthetics and the New Realism in Fin-de-Siècle SpiritualismConclusion; Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource (241 pages).
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online
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9780748650668
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt342pwt
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  • (OCoLC)795695202
  • (OCoLC)ocn795695202
Label
Determined Spirits : Eugenics, Heredity and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing, 1848-1930
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Radical Determinism and the Natural History of the Medium; Chapter 2 Spirits in Mind: Madness, Idiocy and the Cultural Capital of Ignorance; Chapter 3 Eugenic Summerlands: Sexual Reproduction and Family Engineering in the Spheres; Chapter 4 Blended Souls: Paschal Beverly Randolph and Occult Miscegenation; Chapter 5 Criminal Man and Recidivist Spirit: Spiritualism, Criminal Anthropology and Thanato-Rehabilitationism
  • Chapter 6 Dead Letters: Bioaesthetics and the New Realism in Fin-de-Siècle SpiritualismConclusion; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748650668
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt342pwt
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795695202
  • (OCoLC)ocn795695202

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