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Framing the moronThe social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era$
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Gerald V. O'Brien

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719087097

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.001.0001

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The Object Metaphor: The Moron as a Poorly Functioning Human1

The Object Metaphor: The Moron as a Poorly Functioning Human1

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Framing the moron
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Gerald V. O’Brien

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DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.003.0007

This chapter explores the various ways by which“feeble-minded" persons and other targets of eugenic control were objectified through the use of pejorative language and invidious comparisons. Such persons were viewed against the backdrop of a simplistic stereotype, and institutional control in many ways fostered this view through uniformity and regimentation. Especially important was the objectification of women, which in many ways paralleled their eugenic objectification in Nazi Germany.

Keywords:   Object Metaphor, Objectification, Stereotyping

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