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作者 Jones, Jeannette Eileen
書名 Darwin in Atlantic Cultures : Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
出版項 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
©2010
國際標準書號 9780203863336 (electronic bk.)
9780415872348
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (318 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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附註 Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Descent of Darwin in Atlantic Cultures -- Part I Genders and Sexualities -- 1 Strange Birds: Friedrich Nietzsche, Djuna Barnes, and Queer Evolution -- 2 "Sexual Selection" and the Social Revolution: Anarchist Eugenics and Radical Darwinism in the United States, 1850-1910 -- 3 The Birds and the Bees: Darwin's Evolutionary Approach to Sexuality -- 4 Love in the Age of Darwinian Reproduction -- 5 Victorian Birdsongs: Sexual Selection, Gender, and Darwin's Theory of Music -- Part II Race and Difference -- 6 Rise And Fall: Degeneration, Historical Determinism, and William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! -- 7 What Is It?: Difference, Darwin, and the Victorian Freak Show -- 8 The Mocking Meme: Popular Darwinism, Illustrative Graphics, and Editorial Cartooning -- 9 Selective Affinities: Darwin's Theory of Evolution in Adventure Novels by Jack London and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- Part III Colonization, Nation, and "Progress" -- 10 Simians, Negroes, and the "Missing Link": Evolutionary Discourses and Transatlantic Debates on "The Negro Question" -- 11 Evolution in the Backlands: Brazilian Intellectuals and the Development of a Nation -- 12 The Evolution of the West: Darwinist Visions of Race and Progress in Roosevelt and Turner -- 13 Darwinism in Spanish America: Union and Diversity in José Rodó and José Vasconcelos -- 14 The Miseducation of Henry Adams: Fantasies of Race, Citizenship, and Darwinian Dynamos -- Contributors -- Index
This collection is an interdisciplinary edited volume that examines the circulation of Darwinian ideas in the Atlantic space as they impacted systems of Western thought and culture. Specifically, the book explores the influence of the principle tenets of Darwinism -- such as the theory of evolution, the ape-man theory of human origins, and the principle of sexual selection -- on established transatlantic intellectual traditions and cultural practices. In doing so, it pays particular attention to how Darwinism reconfigured discourses on race, gender, and sexuality in a transnational context. Covering the period from the publication of The Origin of Species (1859) to 1933, when the Nazis (National Socialist Party) took power in Germany, the essays demonstrate the dissemination of Darwinian thought in the Western world in an unprecedented commerce of ideas not seen since the Protestant Reformation. Learned societies, literary groups, lyceums, and churches among other sites for public discourse sponsored lectures on the implications of Darwin's theory of evolution for understanding the very ontological codes by which individuals ordered and made sense of their lives. Collectively, these gatherings reflected and constituted what the contributing scholars to this volume view as the discursive power of the cultural politics of Darwinism
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Jones, Jeannette Eileen Darwin in Atlantic Cultures : Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2009 9780415872348
主題 Darwin, Charles, -- 1809-1882 -- Influence.;Social Darwinism
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Alt Author Sharp, Patrick B
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