eugenics

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the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)

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Hence, by the time that eugenic sterilization statutes began to reappear on the agenda of the state legislatures in the early 1920s, both Catholics and eugenicists had articulated a social vision that linked reproduction and welfare.
A belief in biological causation, however, is not eugenicist per se.
Already concerned with the effects of immigration on population demographics, eugenicists were given superb ammunition with these two studies.
Kuhl documents the growing collaboration among eugenicists and race hygienists in Europe and America from the time of the first International Congress for Eugenics in London in 1912.
22) This diverse intellectual interest linked the work of noted eugenicists such as the General Secretary, C.
Most eugenicists argued that Jews were a distinctive race with specific facial, physical, intellectual, and psychological characteristics (p.
He is far from the first to tell it: Many authors, most notably Daniel Kevles in his book In the Name of Eugenics (1985), have ably charted the lengths to which American eugenicists were able to go.
But American eugenicists concluded that more drastic measures were required than merely promoting eugenically proper marriages to accomplish the cleansing task the Eugenics Movement had set for itself.
Karl Pearson and other Darwin-tinged eugenicists were ranged against Sigmund Freud and other Rousseau-tinged psychologists.
University College London has been unwittingly hosting an annual conference attended by race scientists and eugenicists for the past few years.
Early 20th century Progressive Era eugenicists used government power to forcibly prevent parents, via nonconsensual sterilizations, from passing on traits deemed deleterious.
The American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy were outlets for eugenicists and scientific racists advancing viewpoints we rightly call repugnant today.
Eugenicists, like Galton (Darwin's cousin), in 1869, said that what was needed were higher rates of sexual reproduction for people with "desired traits," while simultaneously destroying "bad genes".
For every inspiring news item of a woman defending herself, for every group of society girls practicing jiujitsu on the White House lawn, there are accounts like that of a Harvard doctor who warned, in 1873, that physical exertion during menses would leave young women sterile, or eugenicists who wanted to protect women from theoretical attackers in order maintain racial "purity.
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