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The Resource Measuring manhood : race and the science of masculinity, 1830-1934, Melissa N. Stein

Measuring manhood : race and the science of masculinity, 1830-1934, Melissa N. Stein

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Measuring manhood : race and the science of masculinity, 1830-1934
Title
Measuring manhood
Title remainder
race and the science of masculinity, 1830-1934
Statement of responsibility
Melissa N. Stein
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the 'gay gene' to the 'female brain' and African American students' insufficient 'hereditary background' for higher education, arguments about a biological basis for human difference have reemerged in the twenty-first century. Measuring Manhood shows where they got their start. Melissa N. Stein analyzes how race became the purview of science in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America and how it was constructed as a biological phenomenon with far-reaching social, cultural, and political resonances. She tells of scientific 'experts' who advised the nation on its most pressing issues and exposes their use of gender and sex differences to conceptualize or buttress their claims about racial difference. Stein examines the works of scientists and scholars from medicine, biology, ethnology, and other fields to trace how their conclusions about human difference did no less than to legitimize sociopolitical hierarchy in the United States. Covering a wide range of historical actors from Samuel Morton, the infamous collector and measurer of skulls in the 1830s, to NAACP leader and antilynching activist Walter White in the 1930s, this book reveals the role of gender, sex, and sexuality in the scientific making--and unmaking--of race"--
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DLC
Dewey number
305.800973
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
S793 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Measuring manhood : race and the science of masculinity, 1830-1934, Melissa N. Stein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Making Race, Marking Difference -- 1. "Races of Men" : Ethnology in Antebellum America -- 2. An "Equal Beard" for "Equal Voting" : Gender and Citizenship in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Redemption -- 3. Inverts, Perverts, and Primitives : Racial Thought and the American School of Sexology -- 4. Unsexing the Race : Lynching, Castration, and Racial Science -- 5. Walter White, Scientific Racism, and the NAACP Antilynching Campaign -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Charting Racial Science : Data and Methodology
Control code
ocn907651176
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780816673025
Lccn
2014043033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907651176
Label
Measuring manhood : race and the science of masculinity, 1830-1934, Melissa N. Stein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Making Race, Marking Difference -- 1. "Races of Men" : Ethnology in Antebellum America -- 2. An "Equal Beard" for "Equal Voting" : Gender and Citizenship in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Redemption -- 3. Inverts, Perverts, and Primitives : Racial Thought and the American School of Sexology -- 4. Unsexing the Race : Lynching, Castration, and Racial Science -- 5. Walter White, Scientific Racism, and the NAACP Antilynching Campaign -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Charting Racial Science : Data and Methodology
Control code
ocn907651176
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780816673025
Lccn
2014043033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907651176
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