Eugenics, 'Aristogenics', Photography: Picturing Privilege (Hardcover)

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This is the first study to explore the connections between late-19th-century university/college composite class portraits and the field of eugenics - which first took hold in the United States at Harvard University. Eugenics, Aristogenics, Photography takes a closer look at how composite portraiture documented an idealized "reality" of the New England social-caste experience and explains how, when positioned in relation to the individual stories and portraits of members of the class, the portraits reveal points of non-conformity and rebellion with their own rhetoric.

About the Author

Kris Belden-Adams is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Mississippi, USA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350132351
ISBN-10: 1350132357
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 29th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English