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Eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania

Author: Maria Bucur-Deckard
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2002.
Series: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since Its Rise as a scientific discipline in the late nineteenth century, eugenics has both fascinated and repelled generations of biologists, doctors, social reformers, politicians, and historians. Much has been reported and debated on this controversial subject, from Hitler's Germany to The Bell Curve, yet studies have generally neglected Eastern Europeans' interest in eugenics. Between 1918 and 1948, a growing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bucur-Deckard, Maria, 1968-
Eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)988774234
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Bucur-Deckard
ISBN: 0822941724 9780822941729
OCLC Number: 47120297
Language Note: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. d.--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996) presented under the title: Disciplining the future, eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania.
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996) presented under the title: Disciplining the future, eugenics and modernization in interwar Romania.
Description: 298 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. From Cultural Despair to National Rebirth --
2. The Eugenic Solution: A New Scientific Paradigm --
3. The Biopolitical State --
4. Natural Hierarchy and National Values --
5. Education and Inborn Characteristics --
6. For the Health of the Nation: Measures in Public Health and Reproductive Control.
Series Title: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: Maria Bucur.
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Eugenics movements gained momentum throughout Eastern Europe between World Wars I and II. This study demonstrates that the importance of the eugenics movement in Romania rests not so much in the  Read more...

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