Unnatural Selection: Mothers, Eugenic Feminism, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Regeneration Narratives

@article{Seitler2003UnnaturalSM,
  title={Unnatural Selection: Mothers, Eugenic Feminism, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Regeneration Narratives},
  author={Dana Seitler},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={55},
  pages={61 - 88}
}
  • Dana Seitler
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • American Quarterly
  • "Unnatural Selection: Mothers, Eugenic Feminism, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Regeneration Narratives" historicizes and theorizes the complexities of fin-de-siecle "women's literature"--fiction by and about women that highlights and explores the social relations of gender. Attending especially to the involvement of this literature in the textual mediation of scientific discourse, I ask: if some of the greatest anxieties over cultural progress or degeneration in this period were organized… CONTINUE READING
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