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Stepan, Nancy

Overview
Works: 29 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 3,230 library holdings
Genres: History  Art 
Roles: Author, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Nancy Stepan
The hour of eugenics : race, gender, and nation in Latin America by Nancy Stepan( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory that advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding. In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally discredited by its association with the racist ideology of Nazi Germany. Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scientists and social reformers in Latin America, Nancy Leys Stepan compares the eugenics movements in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina with the more familiar cases of Britain, the United States, and Germany."--BOOK JACKET. "In this highly original account, Stepan sheds new light on the role of science in reformulating the problems of race, gender, reproduction, and public health in a time of intensified searching for new national identities. Drawing upon a rich body of evidence concerning the technical publications and professional meetings of Latin American eugenists, she traces a vibrant picture of how they adapted eugenic principles to their varying local contexts between the world wars. Stepan demonstrates that the eugenists of Latin America diverged considerably from their counterparts in Britain and the United States in their ideological approaches and their interpretations of key texts concerning heredity."--BOOK JACKET. ""The Hour of Eugenics" raises crucial questions about the relationship between social and cultural identity and the nature of scientific discourse. It will be essential reading for historians of science and medicine, Latin Americanists, and others interested in cultural history and women's history."--Jacket
Eradication : ridding the world of diseases forever? by Nancy Stepan( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How shall we improve human health? One answer is: by eradication. The Gates Foundation announced in 2007 that their goal is malaria eradication; another of their priorities is polio eradication. Eradication means the complete elimination of a disease through deliberate human intervention. It stands for an absolute in public health. This book by the award-winning historian of medicine Nancy Leys Stepan is an accessible, beautifully written, and deeply researched examination of one of the most controversial issues in public health today. The eradication of disease might seem like an absolute good. But critics of eradication argue that the huge resources needed to achieve eradication could be better allocated toward developing primary health services and general improvement in health. This book aims to look at the benefits and drawbacks of single-minded efforts to rid the world of particular diseases, one at a time. The sweep of the book is impressive, from the origins of the idea of complete eradication in the early twentieth century until the present-day campaigns against polio, Guinea worm disease, and now malaria. The author places eradication's story in its many contexts, from imperialism, changing notions of public health, the history of medicine and its technologies, the development of international health agencies such as the World Health Organization, and the impact of the Cold War on the shift of attention to disease in developing countries
The idea of race in science : Great Britain, 1800-1960 by Nancy Stepan( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologie / Geschichte / England
Picturing tropical nature by Nancy Stepan( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picturing Tropical Nature reflects on the work of several nineteenth- and twentieth-century scientists and artists, including Alexander von Humboldt, Alfred Russel Wallace, Louis Agassiz, Sir Patrick Manson, and Margaret Mee. Their careers illuminate several aspects of tropicalization: science and art in the making of tropical pictures; the commercial and cultural boom in things tropical in the modern period; photographic attempts to represent tropical hybrid races; antitropicalism and its role in an emerging environmentalist sensibility; and visual depictions of disease in the new tropical medicine."--Jacket
Beginnings of Brazilian science : Oswaldo Cruz, medical research and policy, 1890-1920 by Nancy Stepan( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gênese e evolução da ciência brasileira : Oswaldo Cruz e a política de investigação científica e médica by Nancy Stepan( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in Portuguese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and medicine in Latin America : essays in honor of Nancy Leys Stepan( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and medicine in Latin America : essays in honor of Nancy Leys Stepan( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hora da eugenia : raça, gênero e nação na América Latina by Nancy Stepan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initiation and survival of biomedical research in a developing country : the Oswaldo Cruz Institute of Brazil 1900-20 by Nancy Stepan( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matrimonial eugenics" : gender and the construction of negative eugenics by Nancy Stepan( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2007 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

¿7FThe hour of eugenics" : race, gender, and nation in Latin America by Nancy Stepan( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eugenics, genetics and public health : the world eugenics movement and Brazil by Nancy Stepan( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Race, gender, science and citizenship by Nancy Stepan( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beginngs of Brazilian science by Nancy Stepan( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Race and gender : the role of analogy in science by Nancy Stepan( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eugenia no Brasil: 1917-1940 by Nancy Stepan( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Analisa a eugenia no Brasil, explorando temas centrais da historia da ciencia tais como as relacoes entre centro e periferia na producao do conhecimento, entre ciencia e ideologia e entre estas e as politicas publicas.(AU)
Race and gender : the role of analogy in science by Nancy Stepan( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Race and gender: the role of analogy in science by Nancy Stepan( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Leys Stepan, Nancy 1939-

Nancy Stepan Brits hooglerares (1939-)

Nancy Stepan Science historian

Nancy Stepan Wissenschaftshistorikerin

Stepan, Nancy L.

Stepan, Nancy L. 1939-

Stepan, Nancy Leys.

Stepan, Nancy Leys 1939-

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