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Social Darwinism in European and American thought, 1860-1945 : nature as model and nature as threat

Author: Mike Hawkins
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging study focuses upon the controversies surrounding the meaning and significance of Social Darwinism. Exploring several debates and movements of the period 1860-1945, including  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Hawkins
ISBN: 0521574005 9780521574006 052157434X 9780521574341
OCLC Number: 34705047
Description: x, 344 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Defining Social Darwinism --
[ch]. 1. Defining Social Darwinism --
[ch]. 2. Distinctiveness of Social Darwinism --
pt. 2. Pioneers --
[ch]. 3. Emergence of Social Darwinism --
[ch]. 4. Herbert Spencer and cosmic evolution --
[ch]. 5. Social Darwinism in the USA --
[ch]. 6. Social Darwinism in France and Germany --
pt. 3. Case studies --
[ch]. 7. Reform Darwinism --
[ch]. 8. Races, nations and the struggle for existence --
[ch]. 9. Eugenic conscience --
[ch]. 10. Social Darwinism, nature and sexual difference --
[ch]. 11. Nazism, Fascism and Social Darwinism.
Responsibility: Mike Hawkins.
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