The war and natural catastrophe metaphors
The moron as an enemy force
in Framing the moron
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This chapter describes the importance of the war and natural catastrophe metaphors within eugenic writing. Through use of the former, the groups is put forth as acting in opposition to the community, and taking action against them is thus a measure of self-defence. The latter theme utilizes natural catastrophe analogies to describe the potential harm group members pose to society.

Framing the moron

The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era


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