Evolutionary Rhetoric

Evolutionary Rhetoric

Sex, Science, and Free Love in Nineteenth-century Feminism

eBook - 2013
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In Evolutionary Rhetoric, scholar Wendy Hayden provides a comprehensive examination of the relationship between scientific and feminist rhetorics in free-love feminism, studying the movement from its inception in the 1850s to its dark turn toward eugenics in the early 1900s. Hayden organizes her provocative study by scientific discipline-evolution, physiology, bacteriology, embryology, and heredity. Each chapter explores how free-love feminists adopted the evidence of that discipline in their arguments for increased sex education, women's sexual rights, reproduc.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780809331024
0809331020
0809331012
9780809331017
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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