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The Oxford handbook of the history of eugenics

Author: Alison Bashford; Philippa Levine
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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Eugenic thought and practice swept the world from the late 19th to the mid-20th century in a transnational phenomenon that informed social and scientific policy across the political spectrum. This  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bashford; Philippa Levine
ISBN: 0199945055 9780199945054
OCLC Number: 795010175
Description: xx, 586 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Contributors ; Abbreviations ; Introduction ; Eugenics and the modern world ; Philippa Levine and Alison Bashford ; Part One: Transnational themes in the history of eugenics ; 1. The Darwinian context: Evolution and inheritance ; Diane B. Paul and James Moore ; 2. Anthropology, colonialism, and eugenics ; Philippa Levine ; 3. Race, science, and eugenics in the twentieth century ; Marius Turda ; 4. Eugenics and the science of genetics ; Nils Roll-Hansen ; 5. Fertility control: Eugenics, neo-Malthusianism, and feminism ; Susanne Klausen and Alison Bashford ; 6. Disability, psychiatry, and eugenics ; Mathew Thomson ; 7. Eugenics and the state: Policy-making in comparative perspective ; Veronique Mottier ; 8. Internationalism, cosmopolitanism, and eugenics ; Alison Bashford ; 9. Gender and sexuality: A global tour and compass ; Alexandra Minna Stern ; 10. Eugenics and genocide ; A. Dirk Moses and Dan Stone ; Part Two: National/colonial formations ; 11. Eugenics in Britain: The view from the metropole ; Lucy Bland and Lesley Hall ; 12. South Asia's eugenic past ; Sarah Hodges ; 13. Eugenics in Australia and New Zealand: Laboratories of racial science ; Stephen Garton ; 14. Eugenics in China and Hong Kong: Nationalism and colonialism, 1890s-1940s ; Yuehtsen Juliette Chung ; 15. Eugenics in South Africa: Paradoxes in the place of race? ; Saul Dubow ; 16. Eugenics in colonial Kenya ; Chloe Campbell ; 17. Eugenics in post-colonial Southeast Asia ; Sunil S. Amrith ; 18. German eugenics and the wider world: Beyond the racial state ; Paul Weindling ; 19. Eugenics in France and the colonies ; Richard S. Fogarty and Michael A. Osborne ; 20. Eugenics in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies ; Hans Pols ; 21. The Scandinavian states: Reformed eugenics applied ; Mattias Tyden ; 22. The first-wave eugenic revolution in southern Europe: Science sans frontieres ; Maria Sophia Quine ; 23. Eugenics in eastern Europe, 1870s-1945 ; Maria Bucur ; 24. Eugenics in Russia and the Soviet Union ; Nikolai Krementsov ; 25. Eugenics in Japan: Sanguinous repair ; Jennifer Robertson ; 26. Eugenics in interwar Iran ; Cyrus Schayegh ; 27. Eugenics and the Jews ; Raphael Falk ; 28. Eugenics policy and practice in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico ; Patience A. Schell ; 29. The path of eugenics in Brazil: Dilemmas of miscegenation ; Gilberto Hochman, Nisia Trindade Lima, and Marcos Chor Maio ; 30. Eugenics in the United States ; Wendy Kline ; 31. Eugenics in Canada: A chequered history, 1850s - 1990s ; Carolyn Strange and Jennifer A. Stephen ; Epilogue: Where did eugenics go? ; Alison Bashford ; Chronology ; Index
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of the history of eugenics
History of eugenics
Responsibility: edited by Alison Bashford, Philippa Levine.
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An impresive survey. Angus McLaren, Histoire sociale Vol. XLV No. 90 Both the beginner and the seasoned scholar should be able to find new and intriguing perspectives in this well-edited volume. Read more...

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