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Castrating Depictions of Visual Impairment: The Literary Backdrop to Eugenics (Online)

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Whether consciously or unconsciously, attitudes toward visual impairment are likely to be influenced by its representation in fictional literature. Critical of a supposed link between visual impairment and castration, this article examines a sample of literary works that are found to unify with eugenics—not only in geographic and historical circulation, but in ideological content.

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ISBN: jvib990304
Year of publication: 2005
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