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The Oxford handbook of the history of eugenics

Author: Alison Bashford; Philippa Levine
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 book dispels the automatic and exclusive link between eugenics and the Holocaust.
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Genre/Form: History
Handboeken (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford handbook of the history of eugenics.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009051142
(OCoLC)495597195
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bashford; Philippa Levine
ISBN: 9780199940417 019994041X
OCLC Number: 838127549
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 586 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Eugenics and the modern world / Philippa Levine & Alison Bashford --
The Darwinian context: evolution and inheritance / Diane B. Paul & James Moore --
Anthropology, colonialism, and eugenics / Phillipa Levine --
Race, science, and eugenics in the twentieth century / Marius Turda --
Eugenics and the science of eugenics / Nils Roll-Hansen --
Fertility control: eugenics, neo-Malthusianism, and feminism / Susanne Klausen & Alison Bashford --
Disability, psychiatry, and eugenics / Mathew Thomson --
Eugenics and the state: policy-making in comparative perspective / Veronique Mottier --
Internationalism, cosmopolitanism, and eugenics / Alison Bashford --
Gender and sexuality: a global tour and compass / Alexandra Minna Stern --
Eugenics and genocide / A. Dirk Moses & Dan Stone --
Eugenics in Britain: the view from the metropole / Lucy Bland & Lesley A. Hall --
South Asia's eugenic past / Sarah Hodges --
Eugenics in Australia and New Zealand: laboratories of racial science / Stephen Garton --
Eugenics in China and Hong Kong: nationalism and colonialism 1890s-1940s / Yuehtsen Juliette Chung --
South Africa: paradoxes in the place of race / Saul Dubow --
Eugenics in colonial Kenya / Chloe Campbell --
Eugenics in postcolonial Southeast Asia / Sunil S. Amrith --
German eugenics and the wider world: beyond the racial state / Paul Weindling --
Eugenics in France and the colonies / Richard S. Fogarty & Michael A. Osborne --
Eugenics in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies / Hans Pols --
The Scandinavian states: reformed eugenics applied / Mattias Tyden --
The first-wave eugenic revolution in southern Europe: science sans frontiers / Maria Sophia Quine --
Eugenics in Eastern Europe 1870s-1945 / Maria Bucur --
Eugenics in Russia and the Soviet Union / Nikolai Krementsov --
Eugenics in Japan: sanguinous repair / Jennifer Robetson --
Eugenics in interwar Iran / Cyrus Schayegh --
Eugenics and the Jews / Raphael Falk --
Eugenics policy and practice in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico / Patience A. Schell --
The path of eugenics in Brazil: dilemmas of miscegenation / Gilberto Hochman, Nisia Trindade Lima, & Marcos Chor Maio --
Eugenics in the United States / Wendy Kline --
Eugenics in Canada: a checkered history 1850s-1990s / Carolyn Strange and Jennifer A. Stephen --
Epilogue: Where did eugenics go / Alison Bashford.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: History of eugenics
Responsibility: edited by Alison Bashford, Philippa Levine.

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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 book dispels the automatic and exclusive link between eugenics and the Holocaust.

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