The Resource Atavistic tendencies : the culture of science in American modernity, Dana Seitler

Atavistic tendencies : the culture of science in American modernity, Dana Seitler

Label
Atavistic tendencies : the culture of science in American modernity
Title
Atavistic tendencies
Title remainder
the culture of science in American modernity
Statement of responsibility
Dana Seitler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The post-Darwinian theory of atavism forecasted obstacles to human progress in the reappearance of throwback physical or cultural traits after several generations of absence. In this original and stimulating work, Dana Seitler explores the ways in which modernity itself is an atavism, shaping a historical and theoretical account of its dramatic rise and impact on Western culture and imagination. Examining late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century science, fiction, and photography, Seitler discovers how modern thought oriented itself around this paradigm of obsolescence and return--one that s
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
810.9/36
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.E85
LC item number
S45 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Atavistic tendencies : the culture of science in American modernity, Dana Seitler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-283) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freud's menagerie: our atavistic sense of self -- Late modern morphologies: scientific empiricism and photographic representation -- "Wolf-wolf!"; narrating the science of desire -- Atavistic time: Tarzan, Dr. Fu Manchu, and the serial dime novel -- Unnatural selection: mothers, eugenic feminism, and regeneration narratives -- An atavistic embrace: ape, gorilla, wolf, man
Control code
ocn318220370
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 315 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816666423
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbqss5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24545703
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318220370
  • pebcs0816666423

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