Unnatural Selections

Rachel argues that the true source of “unnatural selection” in the modern United States was not “civilization” but a kind of lack of civilization in the form of ongoing social injustice and racism.95I have focused on Rachel, ...

Unnatural Selections

Challenging conventional constructions of the Harlem Renaissance and American modernism, Daylanne English links writers from both movements to debates about eugenics in the Progressive Era. She argues that, in the 1920s, the form and content of writings by figures as disparate as W. E. B. Du Bois, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen were shaped by anxieties regarding immigration, migration, and intraracial breeding. English's interdisciplinary approach brings together the work of those canonical writers with relatively neglected literary, social scientific, and visual texts. She examines antilynching plays by Angelina Weld Grimke as well as the provocative writings of white female eugenics field workers. English also analyzes the Crisis magazine as a family album filtering uplift through eugenics by means of photographic documentation of an ever-improving black race. English suggests that current scholarship often misreads early-twentieth-century visual, literary, and political culture by applying contemporary social and moral standards to the past. Du Bois, she argues, was actually more of a eugenicist than Eliot. Through such reconfiguration of the modern period, English creates an allegory for the American present: because eugenics was, in its time, widely accepted as a reasonable, progressive ideology, we need to consider the long-term implications of contemporary genetic engineering, fertility enhancement and control, and legislation promoting or discouraging family growth.

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Unnatural Selections
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Daylanne K. English
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-15 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Challenging conventional constructions of the Harlem Renaissance and American modernism, Daylanne English links writers from both movements to debates about eugenics in the Progressive Era. She argues that, in the 1920s, the form and content of writings by figures as disparate as W. E. B. Du Bois, T. S. Eliot,
Unnatural Selections
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Wallace Edwards
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10 - Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

A traveling artist takes the reader through a collection of illustrations of fantastical hybrid creatures.
Unnatural Selection
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Ed Wode
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Unnatural Selection deals with evolutionary parallel universes of culture, games, language, Gods, economics, music and a new way of making love. It is the ultimate game of the sexes. The battlefield is the new corporate owned world composed of corporate countries. The workers are terrorists for God. Corporate headquarters is
Unnatural Selections
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Son Ngoc Nguyen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

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Unnatural Selections
Language: en
Pages: 107
Authors: Gary Larson
Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

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