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Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Melissa N. Stein

Abstract

Measuring Manhood describes how race became the purview of science and the processes by which race was constructed as a biological phenomenon with far-reaching social, cultural, and political resonance. It tells the story of an overlapping, interdisciplinary group of scientists who asserted their relevance and authority by offering expert advice America’s most pressing issues. These scientists often used gender and sex difference to conceptualize or buttress their claims about racial difference, but the mechanisms by which they did so constantly shifted according to what was at stake in that s ... More

Keywords: American studies, African American, critical race, culture and society, gender and sexuality, intellectual history, race and ethnicity, LGBT, science and technology, women's studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816673025
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa N. Stein, author
University of Kentucky