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Defining deviance; sex, science, and delinquent girls, 1890-1960.


Defining deviance; sex, science, and delinquent girls, 1890-1960.

Rembis, Michael A.

U. of Illinois Press


227 pages




Drawing on the case files of the State Training school of Geneva, Illinois, Rembis, a visiting scholar in disability studies at the University of Buffalo, presents this history of delinquent girls in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on contemporary perceptions of gender, sexuality, class, disability and eugenics, the work examines the involuntary commitment of girls and young women deemed by reformers to be "defective" and sheds light on both the dominant social trends of the day as well as the ways in which the victims of these policies sought to mitigate their conditions.

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