Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

224 Pages

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9781784991074

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Framing the moron

The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Gerald V O'Brien

Published by Manchester University Press

Disability History MUP

  • Now available in paperback
  • Has a great deal of contemporary relevance, as signified by recent hearings in various states on victim compensation and other relevant issues
  • Describes in depth for the first time the rhetorical themes that supported eugenic views
  • Relevant to a variety of socio-political issues, especially those pertinent to social justice concerns
  • Historical understanding of eugenics remains important for discussions about whether contemporary innovations in genetic technology constitute a new form of eugenic control