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Defining Deviance Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960

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ISBN-10: 0252079272

ISBN-13: 9780252079276

Edition: 2013

Authors: Michael A. Rembis

List price: $32.00
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 Defining Devianceanalyzes how reformers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries perceived delinquent girls and their often troubled lives. Drawing on exclusive access to thousands of case files and other documents at the State Training School in Geneva, Illinois, Michael A. Rembis uses Illinois as a case study to show how implementation of involuntary commitment laws in the United States reflected eugenic thinking about juvenile delinquency. Much more than an institutional history,Defining Devianceexamines the cases of vulnerable young women to reveal the centrality of sex, class, gender, and disability in the formation of scientific and social reform. Rembis recounts the…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
"Segregation of Mental Defectives as a Preventive of Crime, Immorality, and Inefficiency"
"Defective Children in the Juvenile Court"
"The Relation Between Morality and Intellect"
"I Ain't Had Much Schooling"
"How a Girl of the Road Wins Rides and Influences Motorists"
"Little Savages" and "Psychopathic Deviates"
Epilogue. Defining Deviance in the Late Twentieth Century: The New "New Girl Problem"?
Illinois' Involuntary Commitment Law
Illinois' Model Sterilization Law
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index