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Determined Spirits

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

Determined Spirits( )
Author: Ferguson, Christine
Series title:Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7486-3965-6
Publication Date:May 2012
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $156.00
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Body, Mind & Spirit / Spiritualism
Religion / History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):23.6 x 16.3 x 2 cm
Book Weight:0.514 Kilograms



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