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The Political Economy of Sex: Edward A. Ross and Race Suicide

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on economist and sociologist Edward Alsworth Ross, and his sociological theory of race suicide and social control. It examines the main ideas of Ross's theory, particularly his ... More


Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Laura L. Lovett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Through nostalgic idealizations of motherhood, family, and the home, influential leaders in early twentieth-century America constructed and legitimated a range of reforms that promoted human ... More


“Why I Hate Children”: The Willful Sterility of The Country of the Pointed Firs

Holly Jackson

in American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199317042
eISBN:
9780199369256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199317042.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter addresses the shift in feminist thought away from the idealization of maternity in the late nineteenth century, examining white women’s growing interest in controlling reproduction. ... More


Mortality as the Life Story of a People: Frederick L. Hoffman and Actuarial Narratives of African American Extinction, 1896–1915

Paul R. D. Lawrie

in Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857326
eISBN:
9781479864959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857326.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter One examines the efforts of Frederick L. Hoffman -a statistician with Prudential Life Insurance-to chart African American proletarianization through actuarial science in turn of the century ... More


Working Women and Animal Mothers

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter three analyzes how various thinkers applied evolutionary theory to turn-of-the-twentieth century debates about motherhood. Opponents of women’s advancement typically claimed that women’s ... More


American Pronatalism

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

From Mary Elizabeth Lease's maternalist agenda and George H. Maxwell's homecroft movement, to Edward Alsworth Ross's sociological theory of race suicide and social control, Florence Sherbon's ... More


A Brave New World?: Reproductive Politics from the Past to the Present

Susan Markens

in Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252035
eISBN:
9780520940970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252035.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The family is the institution whose future is perhaps the most regularly described as being in jeopardy in America. Contemporary worries about the threat to the normative family, and to its place as ... More


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