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Anarchism and eugenics : an unlikely convergence, 1890-1940

Author: Richard Cleminson
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Contemporary anarchist studies (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
At the heart of this book is what would appear to be a striking and fundamental paradox: the espousal of a 'scientific' doctrine that sought to eliminate 'dysgenics' and champion the 'fit' as a means of 'race' survival by a political and social movement that ostensibly believed in the destruction of the state and the removal of all hierarchical relationships. What explains this reception of eugenics by anarchism?  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cleminson
ISBN: 1526124467 9781526124463
OCLC Number: 1077592806
Description: 212 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction1. The national and international context of theories on inheritance and eugenics2. From "Conscious Procreation" and Neo-Malthusianism to Eugenics: Anarchism in England, France, Portugal, Spain and Argentina, 1890-19203. Anarchist eugenics, women's bodies and the dilemma of sterilisation4. Conclusion -- .
Series Title: Contemporary anarchist studies (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Richard Cleminson.


This book traces the convergence between anarchism, as an anti-authoritarian, anti-statist political doctrine, and eugenics, the science of 'race improvement' in five countries between 1890 and 1940.  Read more...


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